At least fifteen people have died as a result of multiple air strikes by “unidentified planes” against a pro-Iranian militia in Syria in an area near the border with Iraq, the Syrian Human Rights Observatory reported on Tuesday.
The London-based organization has indicated that Monday’s airstrikes were against pro-Iranian positions in rural Al Bou Kamal and has detailed that the dead militiamen are all Iraqis.
Several bases and arsenals would have been destroyed during the attacks. “Military vehicles supporting the attacked armed forces have transported the dead and wounded militiamen to Iraq, while the Iranian armed forces are on high alert and are gathering more troops,” sources said.
The director of the observatory, Rami Abdel Rahman, said there were two attack batteries, one early Monday and the second in the afternoon. “The victims occurred during the morning attacks,” he said.
The attacks occur shortly after Israel hit targets of the Syrian army in the southwestern city of Quneitra in Damascus, in response to an attempted attack by “four terrorists” next to a security fence on the Syrian border. .