Construction is still ongoing in an alleged Iranian military base on the border between Syria and Iraq, Israel’s ImageSat International and FOX News reported on November 18.
The base, which occupies around 20 km2, is located in Syrian territory, to the southeast of the key city of al-Bukamal in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside.
ImageSat released satellite images showing that the large base, dubbed Imam Ali, is witnessing intensive construction. Eight areas in the base and its vicinity are being built, in addition to various military posts, fortification, and revetments.
The images also reveal that an illegal crossing on the Syrian-Iraqi border, allegedly established by Iranian forces, is still closed.
The Imam Ali base was reportedly targeted by Israeli warplanes last September. The strike destroyed several buildings in the base. However, this didn’t hinder the construction.
A previous report by FOX News and ImageSat suggested that Iran may be planning to store precision-guided missiles in the base. The recent satellite images don’t confirm this idea.