„An Israeli spy satellite has discovered a number of Russian mobile short-range ballistic missiles stockpiled in Syria, Channel 2 reported Friday. In high definition photos taken by the Israeli ‚Eros B‘ satellite, the weapons, dubbed ‚Iskander‘ missiles, are clearly seen on trucks inside an army base in Latakia, located in western Syria.
The pictures seemingly prove what western intelligence agencies have long suspected: Russia has provided Syria with a wide array of the most advanced missiles in its possession. Before Friday, evidence of the missiles had been scarce, given the fact that the Russians and Syrians had cached the weaponry in secretive strategic locations. Strong rainstorms, however, forced the Russians to transfer the missiles to different locations using trucks, leaving them exposed to documentation.“ (Bericht in der Jerusalem Post: „Report: Israel spy satellite discovers secret Russian missile cache in Syria“)