Hizbullah Building Major Military Base in Syria

(Stratfor) Satellite imagery shows that Hizbullah has built up a significant base near the Syrian town of Qusair and has dug tunnels from the base back to Lebanon. According to one source close to Hizbullah, the group intends to stockpile Katyusha rockets, mortars and howitzers at the base and plans to move some of its 60 T-72 main battle tanks there. Additionally, there are four separate munitions factories at the base. At the same time, according to an Iranian diplomatic source, ranking officers from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) treat the base as an Iranian asset. Sources have also said there are long-range missiles at Qusair, referring specifically to Iranian missiles including the Shahab-1, Shahab-2 and Fateh-110, any of which could be used to strike Israel.

2016-04-07 00:00:00

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