Images of Iran’s underground “missile cities,” reportedly able to hold hundreds of missiles and solid-fuel rockets ready-to-fire have been released.
An Iranian news agency released images of the weaponry hidden under five levels of concrete.
Reported also is that two out of the 15 missiles that were fired at Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq and the Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan targeting US troops fell on Iran’s territory.
The Revolutionary Guards Corps(Iranian top military outfit) Airspace Force Commander, Ali Hajizadeh had claimed that the country’s missile depots were scattered around various parts of the country and are held in bunkers hidden 500 meters (1640 feet) underground in the state’s mountains.
It also claimed for the past six years that it has built three underground “missile cities,” showing tunnels packed with solid-fuel rockets, as well as mid- range ballistic missiles.
The released photos follows tensions between Iran, the United States and the European Union.
The assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani has led to a rise in tensions across the Middle East.
A ballistic missile attack on US’s base in Iraq in retaliation of Soleimani’s assasination worsened relationship between both country. Iranian generals warned that “a tsunami will sweep away all US bases.”