Iran’s presence in Syria can no longer be dismissed as involvement in its ally’s ongoing civil war.
Fox News reported this week that satellite imagery had revealed a new Iranian military facility near Damascus.
The size and position of two large hangars indicate that the base is hosting short and medium range missiles.
A similar base constructed by Iran last year was bombed and destroyed by Israel.
The rebellion against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad wouldn’t require Iran to deploy medium range missiles to the country, especially given that the Russian Air Force is also involved on their behalf.
The only reasonable assumption is that these missiles are meant for Israel.
PHOTO: Israel’s Iron Dome, Patriot and David’s Sling anti-missile systems have been deployed to counter the Iranian threat. In the photo, an Iron Dome battery intercepts a Hamas missile fired from Gaza. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)