Iran building new weapons storage tunnel in east Syria
Iran is currently building an underground storage facility capable of handling advanced weapons systems at the Imam Ali military base in Albukamal, eastern Syria, new satellite photos show.
Satellite shots from April 1 show an excavator and bulldozers near where the new construction took place.
Intelligence analysis conducted by ISI indicates the tunnel is fit to be used for the storage of vehicles carrying advanced weapons systems. This conclusion was drawn from looking at similar tunnels that were dug over the past nine months on the same complex.
One such tunnel, two miles away, was bombed by Israeli fighter jets in March, forcing the Iranians to abruptly stop construction.
Israel has acknowledged carrying out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in recent years, most of them aimed at arms shipments to be headed from Iran to its Shiite proxy Hezbollah.