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The Israeli government’s main worry as the civil war next door has evolved is Tehran’s growing influence over the Syrian regime
|The alleged missile site can clearly be seen on Google Maps|
New imagery released by imageSat, which operates Israel’s EROS-B satellite, reportedly show the first ever Scud missile factory being built inside war torn Syria.
The pictures from a site near Latakia on the Syrian-government controlled coastline resembles a missile plant in Tehran, Israeli media reports said on Tuesday.
The alleged site. Who alleges it? The Israelis, of course!
Experts told Channel 2 the sophisticated construction could not have been undertaken without Iranian experts operating inside Syria. They believe the facility, on which work began at some point last year, has both production and underground storage capabilities of long-range missiles which are capable of striking Israel. They believe it will be completed by the end of 2017.
It emerged last week that Israeli officials had tried to thwart a recent US and Russian brokered peace deal regarding Syria’s restive south over worries it gave Iran too much power.
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Israel reportedly presented “numerous objections”, arguing that world powers were not focused enough on the long-term threat of Iranian influence in Syria when the civil war has ended.