Iranian base near Damascus destroyed by Israeli strike
Date: 2018-12-27 13:49
New satellite images of an Iranian weapons storehouse outside Damascus showed significant damage done to site following Israeli airstrikes against Iranian targets earlier in the week, JP reported.
The images, taken by ImageSat International (ISI), showed the complete destruction of the 60x15 meter storehouse which supposedly held Fajr-5 missiles at an Iranian base in the Assad regime’s 4th Division camp.
The Fajr-5 missile can be launched from a mobile platform has a reported range of 75 kilometers. According to ISI the site struck by the IAF on Tuesday was around 40 kilometers from Israel.
The Israeli strikes on Tuesday evening began around 10 p.m., and struck several locations in addition to the storehouse outside the capital, including military positions located in Damascus countryside, air defense facilities and headquarters of the 68th Brigade and the 137th Brigade of the Assad army in Damascus, and military Unit 10 in the district of Qatana.
The alleged attack came a week after the White House announced that American troops would withdraw from Syria. Following the announcement Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would expand military operations against Iran following the withdrawal.