Tel Aviv-According to Independence War monitors, Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes in eastern Syria early on Wednesday morning, killing dozens of people. This was one of the deadliest attacks on Iranian-backed militias.
The Syrian state news agency SANA stated that the strike took place in several locations, including the cities of Deir Ezzour, Mayadeen and al-Boukamal on the Syrian-Iran border. Suhaib Jaber, head of the Syrian official media and the War of Independence monitor Euphrates Post, said that the targets of the strike were Syrian government positions, weapons depots and pro-Iranian militias.
Omar Abu Layla, head of the radical network Deir Ezzor24, said that about 40 members of the troops allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were killed in the strike.
The Israeli military declined to comment on the strike.
Israel’s Minister of Community Affairs and a member of the Security Cabinet, Tzachi Hanegbi, said: “Israel is determined to prevent Iran’s military dispute in Syria.” But he declined to comment on the latest strike.