Two satellite images dated 22 and 27 September showed extensive damage to a building in the complex. (ImageSat)

October 01, 2021

ImageSat International Thursday released images of what it said was an Iranian missile factory west of Tehran where a fire killed two workers earlier this week.

In tweets Thursday, the Tel-Aviv-based company claimed an explosion had occurred at the facility of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group. Two satellite images dated 22 and 27 September showed extensive damage to a building in the complex.

The Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG) is the part of Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) responsible for Iran’s liquid-fueled ballistic missile program, including the medium-range Shahab-3.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) media relations announced Sunday that firefighters had put out a blaze at a research center in western Tehran, but that two employees had lost their lives and two others had been injured. Two news agencies, Fars and Tasnim, both IRGC-affiliated, initially reported that a fire had broken out at a “self-reliance research center” but later amended to say the fire had occurred in a depot.

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