UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Eighteen unidentified fighters have been killed in air strikes by unidentified planes on Sunday night on positions of Iranian forces and pro-Iraqi factions in the Al Bukamal area of eastern Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The observatory added that these air strikes led to “heavy human losses”, indicating that the death toll is likely to rise.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday the killing of 18 militants Sunday night in air strikes targeting sites of the Iranian forces and Iraqi factions loyal eastern Syria, from without specifying who carried out the strikes.
The observatory said in a statement that the positions of Iraqi factions and Iranian forces in the Green Belt area of the city of Albukamal, and other areas near the border between Syria and Iraq, were targeted by unidentified planes, as he heard several explosions in Deir Ezzor eastern countryside
He explained that “several air strikes targeted several positions of Iranian forces and militias loyal to them in the Albukamal area, killing 18 fighters.”
The observatory later that “unidentified aircraft identity until the moment targeted after midnight Sunday – Monday sites for Iranians in each of the Center E. Mam Ali and the green belt and the industrial zone in the village of Abbas near the town of Abu Kamal, and the border crossing with Iraq and other locations in Abu Kamal area Brive Links on “Deir Ezzor East.
The Observatory also noted on its website that there were “heavy casualties due to air strikes that targeted sites, mechanisms and ammunition depots and a weapon for the Iranian forces and their affiliated factions in and around the city of Albukamal with several raids and missiles, where at least 18 Iranians and their militias were killed,” “The number of people killed was a rising candidate because there were injuries, some of them in serious conditions, and information about others.”
The strike came in Deir Ezzor province, where complex operations are taking place and where there are multiple combat groups.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the killing of 55 Iranian forces and their non-Syrian nationals in air strikes attributed to the Israeli army in that area near Albukamal, far east of Deir Ezzor, in June last year.
Iran is taking part militarily in the war in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
Regime forces in Deir Ezzor governorate are conducting operations with the support of foreign groups, including Iraqi and Iranian fighters.
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