Middle East US-Israel missile test as Syria war tensions rise (+video)

A US-Israeli test of a missile defense system today involved the launch of a long-range missile and speculation that a message is being sent to Syria and Russia over a possible attack.

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Israel and the United States carried out a missile test over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday morning that was detected by Russian surveillance systems, adding to regional tension as President Obama campaigns for a US-led attack on Syria.