Photo: ImageSat International (ISI)
The satellite images
Photo: ImageSat International (ISI)

Satellite images show destruction of Syria site allegedly hit by Israel

Photos taken after attack on industrial site near Aleppo International Airport, which was attacked earlier this week, show it was completely destroyed; site may have been used to store Iranian weapons.

Satellite images taken by the Israeli satellite company ImageSat show the destruction of a building that was attacked earlier this week near the Aleppo International Airport in Syria, some 350 kilometers from the border with Israel.



Syrian state media attributed the strike to the Israeli Air Force. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied the reports.


Based on the satellite photos, it appears that the site was completely destroyed.


 (Photo: ImageSat International (ISI))
(Photo: ImageSat International (ISI))

The industrial building that was attacked may have been used to store weapons, possibly a new shipment of advanced weapons intended for the Iranian forces operating in Syria.


It is located only 500 meters from the Aleppo International Airport in northern Syria, which Iran occasionally makes use of to bring aircraft parts and weapons into the country.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said the strikes killed nine people—six Syrians and three others whose nationality was not made known—at a logistics site used by Iran's Revolutionary Guards near the airport. State media said the strikes caused only "material damage".


 (Photo: ImageSat International (ISI))
(Photo: ImageSat International (ISI))


Al Jazeera claimed that 22 people were killed in the attack, including nine Iranians.


The Observatory said the attack, which it too said was likely carried out by Israel, targeted a Syrian regime site.


An official military source in Syria on Sunday accused Israel of an attack. “The Zionist enemy returned in its desperate attempts to support defeated terror organizations in Daraa and in Quneitra, and it attacked using missiles one of our military outposts north of the Al-Nayrab airport. Damage was caused to property only,” a Syrian statement said.


פרסום ראשון: 07.18.18, 09:52
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