PHOTOS: Israeli Airstrike in Syria
The military research facility that Syria said had been hit by an Israeli airstrike last week appears to be largely unscathed while the road next to it appears scorched, according to satellite images from Digital Globe broadcast on Israel’s Channel 2.
The images, taken February 4, corroborate the notion that Israel bombed a group of vehicles that were parked at the Jamraya research center near Damascus.
Last week Western diplomats and security officials said the strike targeted a convoy — either in Lebanese territory or on the highway three miles south of the border — that was carrying Russian SA-17 antiaircraft missiles that was on its way to Hezbollah.
Syria said the target was the buildings at the facility, which lies about 8 miles from the border.
The truth appears to be in the middle. One thing that’s still unclear is if the convoy at the facility was indeed carrying Russian weapons headed to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Here’s the facility eight months before the attack: