ISI, a commercial servicer for satellite images based in Tel Aviv, reported today that the inconspicuous Iranian military facility that had a fire in one of its storehouses was not just any military base, rather, it was a secret Islamic Revolutionary Guard missile production & storage facility.
A fire erupted in an IRGC facility in Iran on Sunday leaving two dead and one injured. On Thursday, Tel Aviv-based ImageSat International – ISI, a commercial servicer for satellite images – estimated that the facility was not just any military compound – it was a secret missile base.
It is still unclear why the fire erupted on Sunday.
A series of explosions and fires have hit industrial sites across Iran, including a number of petrochemical plants, in recent months and over the past year.
Iranian officials have referred to most of the cases as incidents or accidents, although some reports have claimed that at least some of them involved foul play.
The aging infrastructure in Iran has also been blamed for at least some of the incidents. Frequent blackouts have plagued Iran recently amid a heatwave.
— ImageSat Intl. (@ImageSatIntl) September 30, 2021
Tzvi Joffre, Reuters contributed to this report.
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