Washington: Satellite imagery has confirmed that Israel carried had out a strike against Yakhont missiles near Latakia, Syria on July 5. Now it is believed that the Yakhont missiles targeted by Israel were those described by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times in mid-May.
Several media reports had claimed that Israel struck Syria with missiles on July 5. However, the Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon had called all such reports as baseless. Now, Israeli media has released satellite imagery from Digital Globe showing the destruction. US officials too have confirmed (to a U.S. based news network) that Israel hit Syria on July 5.One of the image shows a warehouse destroyed with its contents. It is not clear if the Yakhont missiles were stored in this location. But if they were, it seems highly likely that they were successfully eliminated. Another image shows a series of storage warehouses. According to Israel Defense, “impact can be identified with certainty at five warehouses.” A third image shows “about six cargo transporters” not far from the sites of the strikes. The Wall Street Journal even noted that Israel might hit Syria again in the near future” out of fears that the weapons could be transferred “within days” to Hezbollah.
Source: Long War Journal