Syria rocket strike eliminates pro-Iran fighters: monitor

Five pro-Iran fighters were killed by unidentified missiles on Wednesday evening in Syria‘s eastern province of Deir Ezzor, a war screen said.

” Rockets of unidentified origin targeted the head office of the 47 th Brigade of pro-Iranian militias in the town of al-Bukamal, in the east of Deir Ezzor province, eliminating five fighters,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated.


Observatory chief Rami Abdul Rahman stated drones might have been responsible for the raids, which caused “loud blasts”.

Iran and militias it supports, in addition to fighters from Iraq and somewhere else, have actually backed the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s eight-year war.

Israel has actually assured to prevent its regional archrival Iran from acquiring a foothold in the country and has actually carried out numerous raids versus Iranian targets.

The large desert province of Deir Ezzor, which neighbours Iraq, hosts several actors in the Syrian dispute besides pro-regime forces.

The Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-dominated armed group backed by the United States, was instrumental in damaging the self-declared “caliphate” of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

5 pro-Iranian fighters were killed in comparable raids on the borders of al-Bukamal on December 8, the Observatory said.

In September, 28 pro-Iranian fighters including a minimum of 10 Iraqis were killed in similar attacks.

The Lebanese Shia motion Hezbollah blamed Israel for that attack, quoting a “security source in Syria”.

In June 2018, raids in far eastern Syria were also credited to Israel by a United States official, on condition of anonymity. The Observatory stated they killed 55 pro-regime forces.

Syria’s complex, multi-faceted dispute has actually left more than half a million people, according to the Observatory, while the UN said a minimum of 400,000 were eliminated considering that 2011.

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