The Iranians keep pushing Quds Force troops into Syria and supplying their proxy forces with arms, ammunition, and missiles… and someone, supposedly Israel, keeps hitting them hard with airstrikes.
According to reports coming out of Syria, at least six Iranian-led militia members were killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike on Saturday night. The strike hit military positions in al-Bukamal, a disputed area that has been a frequent target. The area, where several Iranian-led militias are stationed, has been used by Tehran as a weapons storage conduit along the Iraqi border. It is part of what Tehran characterizes as its “land corridor” to the Mediterranean.
The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that four Syrian nationals were among the dead and that the strike “target[ed] positions of regime forces and Iranian militias in the village of Al-Abbas in the countryside of Al-Bukamal city, east of Deir ez-Zor.”
This latest airstrike was conducted just after the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force, Esmail Ghaani had — according to the Iranian news agency, Tasnim — traveled to al-Bukamal to visit troops.