Satellite images of the site in Damascus’ suburbs that was recently targeted in an alleged Israeli airstrike have revealed vast damages to various structures in the complex, which was reportedly being used as an Iranian military base.
The site south of Damascus Photo Credit: ImageSat International/Channel 2 News
Two days after the airstrike on a site south of Damascus that was ascribed to the Israeli Air Force, satellite images revealed the extent of the resulting damage. The targeted site was utilized as an Iranian military or Shiite militia base, according to a report by the BBC.
The ImageSat International company, using the Earth Remote Observation System-B (EROS-B) satellite, compared images of the site before and after Saturday’s airstrike. The images reveal that a lot of the housing buildings in the base and a structure that may have been used as a munition storage facility were destroyed. The images also indicate that the airstrike appeared to be selective in its targets.
On Saturday, the Syrian state television reported that “the Israeli enemy fired at 12:30 AM a number of ground-to-ground missiles at the military bases in the suburbs of Damascus.” In addition, Syria claimed its defense systems intercepted two missiles that were fired.
Before and after the airstrike Photo Credit: ImageSat International/Channel 2 News