(March 13, 2019 / JNS) A military installation near the Lebanese-Syrian border is being utilized to produce precision surface-to-surface missiles, likely with Iranian backing, according to an intelligence report published on Wednesday by ImageSat International.
The firm mentioned that neither warheads nor missile engines are being manufactured at the compound in the northwestern Syrian city of Safita, which is almost five miles from the border with Lebanon.
“According to the company, the type of construction, the location of the compound and evidence of activity at the site and its environs increase the probability that at issue is a missile manufacturing plant,” reported Haaretz. “ISI added, however, that there is no way to confirm this assessment due to suspicions that it’s an Iranian site.”
The firm added that there has been increased vehicular activity to the compound in recent months, in addition to a new water tower constructed there.