Hezbollah hides precision missiles under civilian homes, hospitals, restaurants and schools
There are at least 28 precision missile launching sites belonging to the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group in civilian areas in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, a new report by ALMA Analysis and Education Center has found.
The never-before-published launching sites concentrated mainly in Hezbollah-dominated areas of Beirut are associated with the launch, storage and manufacturing of the terror group’s Fateh 110/M600 medium-range missiles.
The sites, which included locations of command and management infrastructure, missile assembly, rocket fuel storage, and missile bunkers were found near schools, hospitals, golf clubs, soccer fields and near the Iranian Embassy and Lebanese Ministry of Defense.
“Hezbollah is using the population of Beirut as human shields by no hesitating to place their launch sites near public buildings, educational institutions, factories and more”, Tall Beeri, Head of ALMA Center said.
Hezbollah has an estimated 600 Fateh 110/M600 missiles with a range of up to 300km, while the “D’ Al-Ficar” improved model has a range of up to 700km.
Though the sites published were in Beirut, the report said that many missile launch sites are concentrated in south Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley, both Hezbollah strongholds.
The report relies on open source intelligence posted to Wikimapia.org. While the user who uploaded the locations is unknown to ALMA, they wrote that it was likely done by a government or intelligence entity wishing to spread the information, although a possibility of the user being a private individual with information and interest in Hezbollah’s incrimination cannot be ruled out.
In September 2018 following PM Netanyahu’s exposure in the UN, the IDF released satellite images of three sites in Beirut that are being used by the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group to hide underground precision missile production facilities.
EXPOSED: IDF releases photos of Hezbollah missile sites near Beirut Airport – Netanyahu: "I have a message for Hezbollah today: Israel also knows what you’re doing. Israel knows where you are doing it and Israel will not let you get away with it." https://t.co/5I9I7UCsLy pic.twitter.com/dsXW7f5P3y
— Behind The News (@Behind__News) September 27, 2018
Hiding guided missiles under civilian homes & institutions 🔺smuggling weapons 🔺jeopardizing the stability of the region🔺endangering the Lebanese people🔺Hezbollah: An Iranian terrorist proxy. WATCH ⬇️pic.twitter.com/Ors1jTfItb
— Israel Foreign Ministry (@IsraelMFA) July 12, 2020