Missiles struck several military bases used by Iran and Iranian-backed militias in the Hama and Aleppo countryside late Sunday night in what appears to have been a Bunker Busting attack powerful enough to trigger a small earthquake. According to Israeli sources some 200 guided ballistic missiles were destroyed in the attack.
The Syrian regime and its media claimed that military bases came under attack by missiles. According to popular pro-regime Twitter accounts, the details were clear. Explosions struck the 47 Brigade base south of Hama and another area in Aleppo. Immediately, these accounts focused their blame on Israel and said that the base included Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps members from Iran. They were allegedly stationed in among a grove of trees at a base overlooking the village of Maarin al-Jabal near route M5 from Hama to Homs.
In a global televised address, Netanyahu unveiled a cache of 55,000 pages of documents and 183 CDs, comprising Iran’s alleged “atomic archive” of documents on its nuclear program; the files allegedly prove Tehran ran a secret program, called Project Amad, to “test and build nuclear weapons.”
While Iranian leaders have long said their nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes, Netanyahu claimed this was not the case according to tens of thousands of pages of documents, which he said were copied from a “highly secret location” in Iran.
Those files detail Project Amad, which Netanyahu described as “a comprehensive program to design, build and test nuclear weapons.”
“These files conclusively prove that Iran is brazenly lying when it says it never had a nuclear weapons program,” Netanyahu said. “The files prove that.”
He says the US has vouched for the authenticity of the secret archive obtained by Israel, and that it would make the documents available to the UN atomic agency and other countries.