Syria: 14 pro-Iranian fighters killed in airstrikes

Syria: 14 pro-Iranian fighters killed in airstrikes

Beirut: Overnight airstrikes on Iranian-backed militants and their allies in northern Syria have killed 14 militants.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was unclear who carried out the airstrikes in the desert near the Maidan area, minutes after the Syrian air defense in the north of the country thwarted Israeli strikes.

A spokesman for the US-led coalition against ISIS said it was not responsible for the airstrikes, according to AFP.

On the other hand, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the human rights watchdog, said that there was a possibility of an operation being launched by Syria, as a result of which many Iraqi and Iranian fighters were killed.

However, the Syrian state media did not report on the airstrikes.

It should be noted that there are a large number of pro-Iranian fighters and their supporters in the southern Syrian region of the Euphrates Valley, which is close to the Iraqi border.

Since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes targeting Iranian government forces, Iranian coalition forces, and Hezbollah fighters.

Details of Israeli operations in Syria are more or less confirmed, but it threatens the Iranian presence in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and threatens to continue the attacks.

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An Israeli diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, did not comment on the airstrikes but said Iran was the only country supplying missiles and missile technologies to its proxies despite the global health crisis.

According to state media, two days ago last night, the Syrian air defense had thwarted the Israeli missiles that hit the research center in Aleppo.

According to the Sanaa news agency, Israeli missiles hit several military warehouses in the southeastern region of Aleppo.

Earlier, on April 29, Israeli forces targeted a missile depot used by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in central Syria.

Commenting on the apparent intensity of Israeli attacks, Yoram Schweitzer of Israel's Institute for National Security Studies said that Israel, Iran, and Hezbollah may be responding to the escalating operations.

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