Images from Israel’s EROS-B satellite reveal an advanced Scud missile factory under construction in Syria. Israeli intelligence analysts argue that the resemblance to a similar Iranian factory indicates Iran’s involvement in this factory’s construction.







Images of the factory in Syria

Images of the factory in Syria Photo Credit: imageSat/Channel 2 News

Images released today (Tuesday) by imageSat, which operates Israel’s EROS-B satellite, reveal for the first time a Scud missile factory undergoing construction in Syria. Image analysis indicates that the growing factory near the Syrian coast resembles the construction of the Iranian missile plant in Tehran.

The advanced factory appears to have underground weapons storage capabilities and is located in Wadi Jahannam, near the northern Syrian coastal city of Baniyas. Based on the images, construction of the advanced weapons manufacturing plant began last year and will most likely continue until the end of this year.







Images of the factory in Syria

Images of the factory in Syria Photo Credit: imageSat/Channel 2 News

Israeli intelligence analysts argue that the factory’s construction technique, which is almost identical to the construction method for similar factories in Iran, suggests great involvement of Iranian experts within Syria. Furthermore, the images show dirt embankments being utilized in order to protect the buildings that are currently under construction.