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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Israeli Jets Strike Iranian Targets in Syria Near the Iraq Border

Israeli jets have struck Iran-backed targets in Syria, early on Wednesday.

Israeli jets have struck Iran-backed targets in Syria, early on Wednesday.

State media Syrian Arab News Agency reported, “A military source told SANA in a statement that at 01:10 on Wednesday dawn, the Israeli enemy carried out air aggression on Deir Ezzor City and al-Bukamal area.”

According to watchdog organization Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the death toll has reached at least 40 and injured 37 others.

“The fatalities were nine regime soldiers and 31 Iranian-backed non-Syrian militiamen, all were killed in Israeli airstrikes on positions, ammunition and weapons warehouses of regime forces, the Lebanese Hezbollah, Iranian forces and their proxy militias, mainly “Fatemiyoun Brigade”, SOHR reported.

Meanwhile, a US intelligence official, who spoke in anonymity, said that the US provided intelligence for the strikes.

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