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Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed 40 people

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On Tuesday night, Israel conducted several airstrikes in Deir Ezzor, Syria. Israel airstrikes targeted several Syrian- Iranian positions. According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), 40 people lost their lives in the attack, and atleast 37 were injured. Around 15 Iranian affiliated facilities were targeted in the Israeli raid.

Among the 40 killed, nine were Syrian soldiers loyal to Al-Assad, while 31 were non- Syrian militiamen affiliated with Iran. Israel targeted soldier camps and ammunitions during the raid shortly after midnight.

Israel targeted Ayyash warehouses, the Sa’ka camp, the 137th Brigade, the mountain overlooking Deir ez-Zor, and other positions on the outskirts of the city with more than ten strikes, leading to the destruction of warehouses and military sites, in addition to the deaths of 16 persons, including nine regime soldiers and several non-Syrian fighters loyal to Iran.

SOHR

A senior US intelligence official said that the Israeli airstrikes used US intelligence to target several warehouses in Syria which were believed to be holding Iranian weapons. The same official also said that in some warehouses there were also materials for Iran’s nuclear program.

The Israel Defense Forces did not comment on the airstrikes, in accordance with their policy of never admitting or denying that they conducted an attack. This attack was considered the deadliest airstrikes in Syria since June 2019.

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