The airstrikes, which took place on May 4, targeted the al-Safirah defense factories. The military complex is known to produce ammunition and missiles for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Prior to 2013, the complex also hosted production and storage facilities for chemical weapons.
ImageSat’s images revealed that the airstrikes targeted a missile manufacturing facility in the complex. The facility’s building sustained serious damage.
According to the Israeli company, the facility probably had a “critical role” in missile production and possibly included unique machinery.
#ISI#intelligence report reveals: the #strike (4 May) in #AlSafirah#SSM facility, located Southeast of #Aleppo, #Syria, caused severe damage to the workshop building. #Assessment: the workshop probably had a critical role in the #missile production and assembly process. pic.twitter.com/XlIFq1xeCp
— ImageSat Intl. (@ImageSatIntl) May 7, 2020
Israel stepped up its attacks on military sites in Syria in the last few weeks. On April 27, an Israeli airstrike destroyed a headquarters in Damascus outskirt, allegedly used by Iranian forces.
Israeli defense sources claim that the recent wave of strikes has forced Iran to withdraw some of its forces from Syria. Nevertheless, these claims have not been verified, yet.