At least 16 pro-Iranian militiamen were killed this Thursday in two separate air strikes allegedly carried out by Israel in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
According to this body, at least nine people were killed in the first attack that hit positions by the Iranian armed forces and allied militias in the Al Bukamal desert in Deir Ezzor province.
At least seven fighters were killed hours later in a second attack, allegedly by Israeli aircraft on the outskirts of the city of Al Mayadin in the aforementioned province in eastern Syria. According to the observatory, the strikes have hit positions of the Iranian-backed Iraqi militia of Kataeb Hezbollah.
Syrian state media reported late Wednesday that air defense intercepted an Israeli missile attack on the T4 air base in the central province of Homs.
Israel has not commented on these recent attacks on Syrian soil, but previous actions of this type have been viewed as an attempt to prevent Iran, one of the key supporters of the Bashar al Assad regime, from consolidating its military influence in Syria and elsewhere. the region.