Glowing Objects in Lebanon’s Sky Linked to Russian Missile Testإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Russia’s News Agency Novosti assured Friday that the glowing object that appeared in the sky and witnessed by a number of Middle Eastern countries Thursday was the result of Russia’s inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) test.
A mysterious flying and shining object swirling around appeared in the sky and was witnessed in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Armenia, Cyprus and Israel, sparking havoc and astonishment among residents. The object gave off light and was followed by a smoke trail before it disappeared.
Novosti quoted the Defense Ministry in Moscow, which confirmed that a missile was test-fired from the Astrakhan region in central Russia, reports said.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry, crews belonging to the army's strategic missile division successfully test-fired a ballistic missile at 9:39 pm, Moscow time. A video shot in the area showed parts of the missile falling, reports added.
In Lebanon media outlets raced to find an explanation for the spectacle to calm residents and dismiss fear, LBCI quoted astronomical sources that said “according to the scientific explanation, the phenomenon of the glowing objects resulted from large meteorites.”
OTV station reported that glowing objects were not only sighted above the Lebanese-Israeli border but also above Turkish-Syrian border.