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Report: Iran building missile factory in Syria

Iran has been building a factory in Syria that can be used for the production and underground storage of long-range missiles capable of striking Israel, according to photos from Israeli satellite imaging company ImageSat.

Satellite images of the site in northern Syria show a Scud missile factory being built near the city of Baniyas, south of Latakia, in an area seen as a bastion of support for the embattled Assad regime, Channel 2 reported Tuesday.

Experts told Channel 2 the buildings match building methods seen in Iran, pointing to cooperation between Damascus and Tehran, one of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s largest backers.

Dirt berms can also be seen around the buildings in the satellite photos, ostensibly to protect them from attack.

The report said that construction on the site began last year and is expected to be finished by the end of 2017.

In addition to the site in Syria, Iran is also reportedly building subterranean weapons factories for the Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon.

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot said in July that Israel is in the midst of a major campaign to thwart attempts by Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah to arm themselves with increasingly accurate missiles.

In June, at the Herzliya Conference, IDF intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi said that “Iran has been working for the past year to set up indigenous infrastructures for producing precise munitions both in Lebanon and Yemen. We can’t ignore that, and we won’t.”

Click here to read the full article in Times of Israel

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