Satellite images show damage at Iran’s land bridge after alleged Israeli strikes in Iraq
ImageSat released satellite images of Iranian weapons depots destroyed in Iraq which correspond with the location of the Israeli airstrikes reported on Tuesday.
Israeli satellite imaging firm ImageSat International (ISI) claims that Iran’s land bridge to Syria and Lebanon is under attack.
According to ISI, three sites missile depots in Baghdad area have been attacked in the last month.
“These sites are probably ammunition storages, possibly for missiles and unique weapons. The attack aimed to destroy the Iranian land bridge from Tehran to Syria and Lebanon as well as to prevent the Iranian capability of conducting attacks from the Iraqi territory against surrounding countries,” ISI said in a statement.
Iraqi security officials on Tuesday reported an explosion in a missile depot belonging to an Iranian-backed terror group north of Baghdad. According to Arab reports, several Hezbollah terrorists were eliminated in the strike.
The site is close to the Balad Air Base, which hosts US forces and contractors and is located about 80 km north of the Iraqi capital, in the Salahuddin province.
The first attack occurred on July 19, at al-Shuhadaa base near Amerli in the Saladin province north of Baghdad. An armed drone reportedly targeted a ballistic missile shipment from Iran said to have been concealed in trucks used to transport refrigerated food. The strikes reportedly killed one Iraqi and injured two Iranians.
A second attack reportedly occurred on July 28, against Camp Ashraf located around 80 km from the Iranian border and 40 km north-east of Baghdad.
In the past, Israel has warned that it can reach Iraq to prevent Iran from stockpiling ballistic missiles in the country.
PM Netanyahu addressed the attacks on Tuesday evening: “There are major security challenges which are explained in the report I received a few minutes ago,” he said, adding that he receives intelligence reports on a daily basis.