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,taken in Banias district near Latakia on the Syrian-government controlled coastline, resemble a missile plant in Tehran, according to Israeli media reports.
Experts said that the sophisticated construction of the facility could not have been undertaken without Iranian experts operating inside Syria.
The experts told Channel 2 that 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.
Iran and the allied Lebanese Hezbollah militia have sworn the destruction of the Jewish state.
Last week Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Iran tries to strengthen its position in Syria amidst ISIS decline.
“Our policy is clear: We vehemently oppose the military buildup by Iran and its proxies, primarily Hezbollah, in Syria and we will do whatever it takes to protect Israel’s security,” Netanyahu said.