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Unknown bombings kill and injure Iranian militia members in eastern Deir al-Zor

Editing: Radwan Al-Homsi |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2020/06/28 12:42

Deir al-Zor - SMART

On Sunday, unknown bombings that targeted Iranian militia bases in the al-Ashara area, 60 kilometers east of the city of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, killed and injured members of the Iranian militias, which support the Syrian government forces.

A military source, who preferred to stay anonymous for security reasons, reported to SMART that unknown warplanes raided the Iranian bases in al-Ashara two times, killing and injuring several members, without determining the exact number of victims.

The source added that on Saturday night, similar air raids targeted bases of Iranian militias and the Iraqi Hezbollah militia in the village of al-Abbas, 100 kilometers east of Deir al-Zor. 

The bombings came hours after Iranian media channels announced that Esmail Ghaani, commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, visits the city of Abu Kamal in Deir al-Zor.

Earlier, unknown warplanes targeted Iranian militia bases in the al-Thalathat area, eastern Deir al-Zor, with four air raids, while another raid targeted bases in the al-Souayiah area, south of Abu Kamal. The air raids killed a militia member and injured four others.

Iranian, Iraqi, and Afghani militias, which support the Syrian government forces, spread in the Deir al-Zor governorate, especially in the city of Abu Kamal. The militias transformed civilians’ houses into headquarters and houses for militia members and their families.

Several Israeli air raids targeted Iranian-backed militia sites and convoys in Syria, as Israel called Iran to immediately leave Syria, while the Israeli Intelligence and Transportation Minister Israel Katz said that his country entered into an open confrontation with Iran and would not allow it to remain in Syria.