Report says that Iran Backed fighters were killed in air strikes in east Syria

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Iran backed fighters were attacked by unknown war planes in eastern Syria near the border of Iraq. It killed many Iraqi militiamen. It was reported by Syrian opposition activists on Sunday.

Report says that Iran Backed fighters

Beirut: Iran backed fighters were attacked by unknown war planes. It wa in the eastern Syria, near the border of Iraq. This attack killed many of the Iraqi militiamen. It was reported by Syrian opposition activists and the reporting was done on Sunday.

The strikes were made in late Saturday. It targeted a base near the border town of Boukamal. It killed seven fighters. It was reported by the Britain based Syrian observatory for human rights. It is an opposition war monitor.

The strike hit was confirmed by Omar Abu Laila, who is a Europe based activist. He is from eastern Deir el Zour province of Syria. This strike hit an Iran backed Iraqi fighters in the area. But no exact words on casualties were said in the report.

This strike took place days after reinforcements were brought into the area from Iraq. It was said by the observatory and Abu Laila.

Abu Laila runs Deir Ezzor 24. It is an activist collective that reports on news in the border areas. It said Israel was most likely behind this attack. But this claim was not supported by any evidence, whatsoever.

Israel never or very rarely comments on such reports. But it has acknowledged carrying out airstrikes inside Syrian area. It has done so in numerous occasions, it says. It is over the course of Syria’s nine-year conflict. It said it was going after Iranian military targets in the country.

There had been recently number of reports of suspected Israeli strikes inside Syria. It includes the strike made on May 4th. It left 14 Iranian backed fighters dead, as per reports of the observatory.

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