Six pro-Iranian fighters were killed during a “probably Israeli” strike which targeted their positions in a province in eastern Syria during the night, according to an NGO.
The strikes came as two Syrian soldiers were injured in an Israeli raid on their positions further west, in the same province of Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian Defense Ministry.
“Six pro-Iranian fighters were killed in a probably Israeli raid” which targeted three positions of groups allied to Tehran in the Boukamal region, near the border with Iraq, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. man (OSDH).
According to the OSDH, based in the United Kingdom and which has a vast network of sources in Syria, the strikes targeted three positions of groups allied to Tehran in the Boukamal region, near the border with Iraq.
At the same time, the Syrian Defense Ministry announced that two soldiers were injured in an Israeli raid that targeted army positions near the town of Deir Ezzor, a little further to the night. ‘west.
“The Israeli enemy carried out raids on positions of our armed forces in the perimeter of the city of Deir Ezzor,” the ministry said in a statement. He reported “two injured soldiers and some material damage”.
The Syrian army as well as the pro-Iranian groups who have fought alongside the power of Bashar al-Assad since the start of the war in 2011 are heavily deployed in the Deir Ezzor region.
Since 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes on Syrian territory, mainly targeting forces supported by Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah, allies of Damascus and sworn enemies of the Israeli state, as well as the Syrian army.
But the Israeli army generally observes the greatest silence on the operations attributed to it in Syria.
On September 14, two Syrian soldiers were killed in an Israeli raid against their positions in Tartous, in the west of the country.
The United States, which deploys hundreds of troops in Syria, has also repeatedly targeted pro-Iranian groups deployed in Deir Ezzor in response to attacks targeting them.
The war in Syria, sparked in 2011 by the repression of pro-democracy demonstrations, has left more than half a million dead and displaced several million people.