Satellite images show complete destruction of Iranian weapons cache
New satellite images of an Iranian weapons storehouse at the Damascus International Airport showed the complete destruction of the site following Israeli airstrikes on Friday.
A side-by-side comparison released by the Israeli satellite company ImageSat International shows a photo taken December 23 of a 20×50 meters structure alongside a photo taken on Monday January 14, in which three craters can be seen where the compound once stood.
According to ImageSat, the structure was likely used as a missile storehouse, including for the Fajr-5, which can be launched from a mobile platform and has a reported range of 75 kilometers.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Sunday that the airstrike was carried out by the Israeli Air Force on Friday, saying that Israel has carried out hundreds of attacks against Iranian and Hezbollah targets.
“The accumulation of recent attacks proves that we are determined more than ever to take action against Iran in Syria,” Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.
On Monday Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi denied that Tehran had any military bases or military presence in Syria, rebuffing claims made by Netanyahu and former IDF Chief of Staff Lt.Gen.(res) Gadi Eisenkot that Israel has struck hundreds of Iranian targets in Syria over the past two years.