Photo Credit: Ariel Hermony/Ministry of Defense
An Israeli security council meeting in the Kirya. Feb. 10, 2018

Iran is building a massive military complex in Syria that, when completed, will house thousands of troops according to an exclusive report by Fox News which said this site is to be the largest Iranian military base in Syria to date. The complex is located just 200 miles from a US military position.


The elite Al Quds force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been tasked with building the classified project, called the “Imam Ali compound,” according to multiple intelligence sources quoted in the report.

Civilian satellite imagery (Image Sat International – ISI) of the site obtained by Fox News reveals there are five newly-built structures in which precision-guided missiles can be stored in the complex, located on the Syria-Iraq border. In addition, there are 10 more storehouses plus other new buildings and missile storage structures.

An Iranian crossing between Albukamal-Al Qaim is currently under intense construction as well. The official border crossing, further away, is blocked.

Construction of the new base is expected to be completed within the next several months, after which the base could become operational.

Fox News pointed out in its report, “Iran has already broken the 2015 nuclear agreement by surpassing uranium enrichment and stockpile limits” that were set forth in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed at that time.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.