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Satellite Images Show Impact Of Large Blast At Suspected Missile Site In Iran

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Satellite Images Show Impact Of Large Blast At Suspected Missile Site In Iran

This Friday, June 26, 2020, photo from the European Commission’s Sentinel-2 satellite shows the site of an explosion that rattled Iran’s capital. Analysts say the blast came from an area in Tehran’s eastern mountains they hides a underground tunnel system and missile production sites. The explosion appears to have charred hundreds of meters of scrubland. (European Commission via AP)

On June 27, AP released satellite images showing the impact of the June 26 blast at a suspected rocket site in Parchin, east of the Iranian capital of Tehran. Reports claim that the explosion came from the area that hides a underground tunnel system and missile production sites.

Satellite Images Show Impact Of Large Blast At Suspected Missile Site In Iran

This June 21, 2020 photo from the European Commission’s Sentinel-2 satellite shows a site before an explosion June 26, 2020, that rattled Iran’s capital. Analysts say the blast came from an area in Tehran’s eastern mountains they hides a underground tunnel system and missile production sites. (European Commission via AP)

Sentinel-2 satellite pictured the area with hundreds of meters of charred scrubland not seen in images of the area taken in the weeks ahead of the incident. The gas storage area is located near what analysts describe as Iran’s Khojir missile facility. Iranian authorities claimed that the June 26 incident was just a gas explosion.

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