Syrian opposition documents Iranian missile caches in country – report

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Syrian opposition officers have documented the site of several Iranian missile caches in the country including in areas Israel has demanded that Iran vacate.

According to a report in the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat, the National Liberation Front which is made up of 150 dissident officers, documented the presence of Iranian Fateh-110 and Zulfiqar short range ballistic missiles and Russian-made Scud missiles

The group also found that Toophan-1 anti-tank missiles are being stored in the strategic T-4 airport in Syria’s Homs province with other rocket caches east of Homs in Jubb el-Jarah, in Aleppo’s al-Safira, and south of Damascus.

Iran began developing the Fateh-110 , a mobile short range ballistic missile reportedly capable of carrying nuclear or biological warheads, in the early 1990s and has since developed five variants with various ranges and payloads.

The Fateh-110/I can carry a 650kg payload to a maximum range of 200 km, the Fateh-110/II has a range of 250 km and a payload of 450kg, the Fateh-110/II has a range of 300km and a payload of 650kg. The Fateh-110/IV also has a range of 300km with a payload of 650kg is said to have a guidance system and precision targeting. Last year Tehran announced another version of the Fateh, called the Al-Mobeen or ‘The Divine Conquest’ with a range of 300-500 km…”

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