Claim in The Telegraph on Nov 5:
Israel this week used its Arrow missile-defence system to shoot down a ballistic missile outside of Earth’s atmosphere, in what is believed to be the first combat ever to take place in space. [...]
The ballistic missile, which was fired on Monday, is said to have been a Qader missile – an improved version of the Iranian-designed Shahab 3.
Nothing more precise is said about the altitude of the intercept/hit, so what makes this "the first combat ever to take place in space"?
The Daily Mail claims that intercept took place at 62 miles of altitude:
How verifiable is this? There are other, US etc. radars in the region that would have probably picked up something like this. So, has altitude of the intercept been confirmed by other nations own tracking system (I don't mean the press thereof)?
(FWTW, the DM claims the incoming missile was a "Barkan 3", but I no idea if that's just another name for "Qader".)