Satellite Images Show Damage to Iranian Air Defenses in Alleged Israeli Strike

By Yoni Weiss

An anti-U.S. banner is carried on a truck during Army Day parade at a military base in northern Tehran, Iran, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Iran International released Sunday what it claims to be satellite images depicting the aftermath of an alleged Israeli strike on Friday targeting air defenses near an Iranian nuclear facility. The images suggest highly accurate damage inflicted by the attack.

Notably, Iran International, known for its critical stance towards the Iranian government, published these images.

According to a report by The New York Times on Saturday, the purported Israeli strike conducted early Friday utilized advanced missiles capable of evading Iran’s radar systems. This action was described as a strategic maneuver aimed at dissuading Iran from launching further direct assaults on Israel.

Sources within Iran indicated that the strike targeted a Russian-made S-300 air defense system. They also mentioned that Iran had not detected any intrusions into its airspace by drones, missiles, or aircraft.

Unnamed Western officials cited by The New York Times stated that the missile employed in the attack aimed to demonstrate Israel’s ability to bypass and neutralize Iran’s defensive capabilities.

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