ERBIL — A large-scale aerial operation carried out by the Israeli warplanes in the wee hours on Wednesday in eastern Syria has left at least 23 Syrian regime forces and Iran-backed militiamen killed.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the Israeli airstrikes targeted the positions, weapons warehouses and ammunition depots of the regime forces, the Lebanese Hezbollah, Iranian forces and their proxy militias, mainly “Fatemiyoun Brigade”, in the area between Deir Ezzor city and the Syria-Iraq border in Al-Bokamal desert.
The operation “targeted the Ayyash warehouses, Sa’ka camp, and other positions on the outskirts of Deir Ezzor city with more than ten strikes; positions, weapons warehouses and ammunition depots in Al-Bokamal desert with six strikes, and positions and warehouses in Al-Mayadeen desert with two strikes. It is worth noting that more than one missile has hit these positions in each strike,” SOHR added.
The death toll is expected to rise as there were at least 28 people injured in the attacks, some of them said to be in critical condition.