The Israeli company ImageSat International, an operator of the observation satellite Eros-B, published photos, which show the new complex built within the last two months on the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Judging by the published images, this complex is built in 2.6 km West of the dormant currently, the official border crossing on the border of Syria and Iraq in the area of Albukamal al Kaym.
These pictures were sent to NEWSru.co.il after they were published on the website of the American Fox News channel.
In the Arab media published information that the construction of the complex was controlled by Shiite militias, acting on the orders of Tehran. It is expected that in the future, the actual control of the new border crossing on the border of Syria and Iraq will carry out Iranian officers. Chances are through this transition via the “land bridge” in Syria and Lebanon for Hizbullah will be delivered weapons from Iran.
In March, the Arab media reported that Damascus hosted a meeting of chiefs of staff of the Iraqi army Usman Ali al-Rahmi and chief of staff of the Iranian “Islamic revolutionary guard Corps” (IRGC) Mohammad Bakri. As he wrote to the Israeli website Nziv, during the negotiations the sides discussed steps to strengthen the Iranian military presence in Iraq and Syria. In particular, according to media reports, an agreement was reached about opening for the Iranian military land borders with Iraq and Syria. It was about a checkpoint of Kelar on the border with Iran, to the North-East of Baghdad and on the border crossing of al-Kyme on the Iraqi-Syrian border.
In fact, it was about the fact that Iran receives a “land bridge” across the territory of Iraq and Syria to the Mediterranean sea. In may of the Syrian opposition media it became known about the delivery of Iranian weapons to Syria through Iraqi territory. 17 and 18 may were inflicted missile strikes on targets South of Damascus, in the al-Kiswa. As reported by the Syrian Observatory for human rights (SOHR), was attacked bases of Hizbullah and the Pro-Iranian militia. According to the Nziv, was destroyed by a party of Iranian missiles “Fajar” and anti-tank complexes “the cornet” is of Iranian origin. Israel did not take responsibility for these attacks.