The IDF announced Tuesday that it had identified a facility in southern Lebanon being used by Hezbollah to convert and manufacture precision-guided missiles.
In a statement accompanied by satellite images, the military said that the compound located near al-Nabi Sheet village in the Bekaa Valley was established several years ago by Iran and Hezbollah for weapons manufacturing.
The IDF said that the site it exposed has recently established “a dedicated assembly line for precision weapons” and contains several machines supplied by Iran “designed to manufacture the motors and the warheads of missiles with an accuracy of fewer than 10 meters.”
The factory, according to the IDF, is divided into sections for motor production, quality assurance, logistics, and manufacturing of explosives for warheads. Iran, the IDF said, is providing special machinery, trains production operators, and regularly provides guidance and support.
“This facility is of superior importance to the Hezbollah precision missile project, which is why Hezbollah, in fear of strikes, evacuated precious and unique equipment from the compound to civilian locations in Beirut,” the military said.
The publication comes less than two weeks after a drone attack in Beirut attributed to Israel reportedly damaged key components of the project.
On Saturday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech that while his organization has some precision missiles, there was no production taking place in Lebanon.
“We do not have precision missile factories. This is a lie and a pretext that [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is adopting to carry out aggression,” Nasrallah said.
[Sources: The Times of Israel, The Jerusalem Post]