Report: Iran Has Evacuated Bases, Weapons Depots near Damascus International Airport

(MEMRI) On March 23, the Lebanese anti-Hizbullah Al-Modon daily reported that during February 2019, Iran evacuated its bases and weapons depots near Damascus International Airport. This move was based on understandings with Russia. While Iran would continue to send fighters, light military equipment, and logistical support via Damascus airport, precision and long-range missiles would now reach Syria via Iraq or Lebanon. Iran is planning to establish a new military airport near Al-Kiswah near the Syria-Lebanon border to launch drones into Israel for fighting and surveillance purposes, and as a Hizbullah intelligence base.

2019-04-08 00:00:00

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