Satellite images show an Iranian missiles factory in Syria
BREAKING: Israeli satellite company ImageSat says it has detected an Iranian missiles factory in the Syrian city of Safita, in the Tartus Governorate.
The construction patterns, the compound location, the activity signs at the compound and its region, increase the probability that this is a missiles manufacturing site similar to the missiles factory in Khojir, Iran.
The images show a secured site surrounded by a fence, vehicles, three hangars and a newly built water tower. “The building components and patterns of activity in and around the compound strengthen the probability that this is a missile manufacturing plant,” ISI’s intelligence report said. It is however not possible to determine with certainty whether this is an Iranian site.
According to the report, buses and private vehicles were identified in recent months at the entrance to the suspect site, east of the port city of Tartus. The workers at the site come and go in patters consistent with military installations. The water tower, clearly discernible in the images, indicates that it was built only recently.
These findings prove that the compound is already active and is in development stages. However, it appears that the site does not produce missile engines and warheads since no protected structures were identified in the compound. The same building patterns seen at the site, according to the report, are also seen in other sites with an identical purpose, such as the missile manufacturing plant in the city of Khojir in Iran.
The compound contains three main hangars, which resemble large industrial structures. It is possible that two of them are used for production lines and the third is intended for the assembly of the missiles.
Earlier today, Israel uncovered that Hezbollah is establishing a force near the Golan Heights to conduct terror attacks against Israel: “We hope today’s publication will cause them to think twice but Israel will strike this force if Hezbollah continues to build it”, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.
“We have a clear message: We’re not going to allow Hezbollah to establish a terrorist infrastructure on the Golan capable of striking Israeli civilians,” IDF spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus said in a video posted on Twitter.
“Israel will hold the Syrian government responsible for anything that happens inside Syria aimed at Israel”, he added.