Satellite Images Show Aftermath of Syria Airstrike Attributed to Israel

Syrian media claimed that an Israeli airstrike on a military position in central Syria early Saturday has wounded six soldiers and destroyed several buildings

Credit: ISI

Satellite images captured by the Israeli ImageSat International (ISI) reveal the damage to the Syrian base which was attacked on April 13.

According to media reports, the target was a missile factory in the Masyaf area and the strike is attributed to Israel.

“ISI has detected extensive damage to a site suspected as an SSM factory, which includes the destruction of several production structures,” the company stated.

“The factory is located in the vicinity of other facilities which according to media reports are related to the Iranian SSM project in Syria. If they are indeed related to the mentioned, it is possible that all are part of a complex of factories designed to allow full production of missiles in various ranges,” ISI added.

According to Syria’s state news agency SANA, an Israeli airstrike on a military position in central Syria early Saturday wounded six soldiers and destroyed several buildings,

SANA quoted an unnamed military official as saying the airstrike near the town of Masyaf, in Hama province, hit a military academy widely known as the Accounting School. It said Israeli warplanes fired missiles toward Syria from Lebanon’s airspace and that Syrian air defenses shot down some of the missiles.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Israeli airstrikes hit three targets, wounding 17 Syrian soldiers. It said there were also deaths, but it was not immediately clear how many were killed and whether they were Iranians or Iran-sponsored fighters. It said the strikes targeted the Accounting School as well as a missile development center in a village near Masyaf and a nearby military base run by Iran-backed fighters.