Iran has built another permanent military base outside Syria’s capital city complete with hangers used to store missiles capable of hitting all of Israel, according to Western intelligence sources.
Exclusive satellite images from ImageSat International obtained by Fox News show what is believed to be the new Iranian base, eight miles northwest of Damascus, operated by the Quds Force — the special operations arm of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The photos show two new white hangars, each roughly 30 yards by 20 yards, used to store short- and medium-range missiles that can hit Israel.
Gen. Joseph L. Votel, head of U.S. Central Command said in the past five years Iran successfully had created a proxy network in Yemen similar to what it took them 20 years to create in Lebanon with Hezbollah.
A base similar to the one revealed in these new satellite photos was built last year south of Damascus, before being destroyed in December by Israeli surface-to-surface missiles.
PM Netanyahu warned Tehran a month prior to the strike against building any military bases in Syria. “Israel will not let that happen,” he said.
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference earlier this month, Netanyahu told European diplomats and leaders that “Israel will not allow the regime to put a noose of terror around our neck.,” threatening to strike Iran directly if forced to.
“We will act if necessary not just against Iran’s proxies but against Iran itself,” he said, listing the threats that Tehran poses to Israel and the world.