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Sunday, June 28, 2020
9 Iran-backed fighters killed in 2nd raid in Syria in 24 hours
Airstrikes targeting positions of Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria killed nine fighters on Sunday in the second such raid in 24 hours, a war monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Israel was “likely responsible” for the strikes near the Iraqi border.
The strikes took place in Al-Siyal desert in the Albukamal countryside, east of Deir Ezzor, the monitor said.They came hours after a similar raid killed six other Tehran-backed fighters, raising the total toll to 15 killed in 24 hours, according to the monitor.
The fighters killed in the early Sunday raids were mostly Iraqi nationals, according to Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman. There was no official comment from Israel. (Read More)