Satellite photos show damage to Iranian military sites due to drone attacks. Photo/Planet Labs PBC via AP
TEHERAN – Satellite photos show the damage done to a military site that Iran describes as a military workshop due to an Israeli drone strike. This is the latest such attack amidst a shadow war between the two nations.
Photos taken Thursday by PBC’s Planet Labs show the workshop in Isfahan, a central Iranian city about 350 kilometers (215 miles) south of Tehran.
The photos were analyzed by The Associated Press on Friday (3/2/2023) against previous workshop images, showing damage to the roof of the structure. The damage corresponds to footage shown by Iranian state television in the immediate aftermath of the drone strike which showed at least two holes in the roof of the building.
Iranian state TV footage, as well as satellite photos, suggest that the roof of the building may also have been constructed in so-called “armour”. The structure resembles a cage built around the roof of an armored vehicle to stop the direct blast of a rocket, missile, or bomb-carrying drone against a target.
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The installation of such protection at the workshop shows that Iran believes the site could be a target for drone attacks.
It remains unclear whether the military workshop targeted by the drone strike was an aerospace facility that was once targeted by members of Komala, a Kurdish opposition party exiled from Iran and now living in Iraq, in October last year.
Iran’s mission to the United Nations did not respond to requests for comment regarding the satellite imagery and other questions about the workshop.
In a letter published on Thursday by Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Amir Saeid Iravani, it said that initial investigations indicated that the Israeli regime was responsible for this attempted act of aggression. However, the letter did not specify what evidence supports Iran’s suspicions.
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