The war surveillance team said on Wednesday that Israeli airstrikes in Syria in eastern Syria caused the deadliest such attack since the beginning of the conflict, killing 57 regime forces and allied fighter jets backed by Iran.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said overnight raids on weapons depots and military positions killed at least 14 Syrian regimes, 16 Iraqi militias and 11 Afghans from the pro-Iranian Fatimid brigade.
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The head of the Syrian Observatory, Rami Abdul Rahman (Rami Abdul Rahman) said: “This is the largest casualty caused by the Israeli attack on Syria.”
Sana’a, the official Syrian news agency, said: “Israeli enemies carried out air strikes on the town of Deir Ezor and the Albu Kamal area,” adding: “The results of the aggression are currently being verified.”
An Israeli army spokesperson declined to comment.
The British-based observatory said that a few days before the strike, the Fatimid Brigade transported a batch of Iranian-made weapons from neighboring Iraq to eastern Syria. They added that they were stored in the target area overnight.
It has been less than a week since Israel last went on strike against Syria. On Thursday, Israel targeted positions in southern and southern Damascus, killing three pro-Iranian fighters.
Israel frequently conducts raids in Syria, mainly targeting Iran-related targets to prevent its enemies from consolidating a foothold on the northern border.
Observers warned that Donald Trump and Israel may raise their stakes on Iran and its regional allies in the final days of the US presidency.
The Trump administration will replace Joe Biden’s term on January 20, and the United States has given unprecedented support to the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“In the dying days of the Trump administration, Netanyahu is trying to cause as much damage as possible to the IRGC efforts in Syria before Biden takes office,” said Nicholas Heras of the War Institute. Guard of the Islamic Revolution Organization of Iran
Since the outbreak of the civil war in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of air and missile attacks on Syria, targeting Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah forces and Syrian government forces.
Israel rarely admits to individual strikes, but it does so in response to internal Israeli aggression.
According to an annual report issued by its military, it has reached about 50 goals in Syria in 2020.
The latest attack occurred hours after an independence strike near the Iraqi border. On Tuesday, at least 12 Iranian-backed militia fighters were killed. The observatory said it could not determine the fighter that caused the strike.
Since the brutal suppression of anti-government protests broke out, the Syrian war has killed more than 387,000 people and displaced millions of people.