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Aerial photos show ‘Iranian military base’ under construction in Syria

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New satellite images emerged on Friday showcasing what appears to be an Iranian military hub under construction in Syria.

(Source: Digital Globe, McKenzie Intelligence Services/BBC)
(Source: Digital Globe, McKenzie Intelligence Services/BBC)

Speaking to the BBC, Western intelligence sources said that the Iran base will be a permanent one.

However, the true purpose of the hub remains unknown.

(Source: Digital Globe, McKenzie Intelligence Services/BBC)
(Source: Digital Globe, McKenzie Intelligence Services/BBC)

Recently, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Iran seeks to establish itself in the region. The BBC article quoted Netanyahu saying: “Israel will not let that happen.”

The images displayed by the BBC shows the military base timeline between January and October of this year.