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Defence & Arms Last Updated: Sep 5, 2019 - 3:08:48 PM


Iran building large-scale military base in Syria
By Anna Ahronheim, Jerusakem Post, September 3, 2019
Sep 4, 2019 - 11:42:39 AM

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Base expected to hold thousands of troops and precision missiles
Iran building large-scale military base in Syria

 

Iran is building a major military base near the Syrian-Iraqi border town of Al-Bukamal to hold thousands of troops and precision missiles, Fox News reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the secret project, called the Imam Ali compound, was approved by top leadership in Tehran and is being completed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Forces.

The large military base, being constructed near the Al-Bukamal border crossing with Iraq is said to be less than 300 km. from an American military position.

“The construction of the new military compound began in recent months and is in advanced stages of construction,” read a report by ImageSat International (ISI) which reviewed the images. “It is probable that the base construction will be completed over the next few months and will be operational shortly afterwards.”

At least five different newly constructed buildings surrounded by large dirt mounds could house precision missiles, Fox said. The other 10 less fortified storehouses in the base will likely store ammunition.

For several years now, Iran has been trying to establish a 1,200-km.-long land bridge from Tehran to the Mediterranean.

In May, satellite images taken by ISI showed that Iran has been building a new border crossing 2.6 km. west of the official Al-Bukamal Al-Qaim border crossing, which would expedite the transfer of weapons from Tehran to groups like Hezbollah in Syria or Lebano


Source:Ocnus.net 2019

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