Before and After: Satellite Pictures Show Destroyed Iranian Targets Following Israeli Strike

Images reveal what Iranian targets in Damascus look like after Israel hit them in the most extensive strike the country has carried out in decades

An overview of the Iranian targets struck provided as part of a damage assessment following the Israeli strike.
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Satellite images released Saturday night reveal the extent of the damage caused by the Israeli retaliation attack on Iranian targets in the Damascus International Airport last week.

The images, which were provided by the company ImageSat International (ISI), display some of the targets from above as they looked prior to the strike as opposed to what they looked like after it.

Destroyed Iranian storage structure- before and after.
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The evacuation of 'The Glasshouse' Iranian headquarters after the Israeli strike.
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A destroyed Iranian weapons storage structure- before and after the Israeli strike.
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The aerial pictures illustrate what remained of an Iranian weapons storage compound, headquarters and other structures in the wake of the May 10 strike

On Thursday morning, Israeli fighter jets attacked dozens of Iranian targets- among them intelligence sites, military camps and weapons storage facilities. The Israeli army stated that the strike was the most extensive Israeli attack in Syria in decades. It was carried out in response to a barrage of 20 rockets that were fired from Syria at Israeli military outposts.

Four of the rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome air-defense system and the rest of the rockets exploded on Syrian territory, the military said. Israel said there were no casualties in the attack.

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Israel said its targets included weapons storage, logistics sites and intelligence centers used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. It also said it destroyed five Syrian air-defense batteries after coming under heavy fire. It said none of its warplanes were hit.

Twenty-three fighters, among them 18 foreigners, were killed in the attack, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Syrian military said that three people were killed and two were wounded in the attack.

Russia's Defense Ministry said that the Israeli strike on Syria used 28 planes, fired 70 missiles, adding that Syria shot down more than half of the Israeli missiles.