BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) – A new satellite image released by an Israel-based research group showed the recent destruction of an alleged Hezbollah compound in rural Damascus.
According to Image Satellite International (ISI), the Israeli military completely destroyed a compound belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force in the Aqrabah area of rural Damascus on August 24th, 2019.
The #Iranian #Quds Force Compound (according to #IDF spokesperson's report) in #Aqrabeh, #Syria, was completely destroyed (24 August 2019) – #Attack’s Aftereffect.#IMINT #VISINT #Satellite #intelligence #BDA #Iran pic.twitter.com/Rjn6Ke3L88
— ImageSat Intl. (@ImageSatIntl) August 25, 2019
During the Israeli attack last Saturday, at least five members of Hezbollah were killed in the explosion at the compound in Aqrabah, source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) confirmed.
Following this attack, two Israeli drones were seen flying over the southern suburbs of Beirut.
One of the drones reportedly fell without causing any explosion; however, the second drone was armed with explosives and caused heavy damage to Hezbollah’s media center.
However, Israel was not done after this attack, they would also target a base belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) in the Beqa’a Valley.
The PFLP-GC said no one was hurt during the attack, but the rare Israeli strike on eastern Lebanon managed to infuriate many in the government, including politicians from both the March 8th and March 14th political blocs.