Report: 23 Fatalities, 28 Injuries in Israeli Raids in Eastern Syria

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Syrian Air defences respond to Israeli missiles targeting south of the capital Damascus, on July 20, 2020. - Israeli strikes south of the Syrian capital wounded seven Syrian soldiers, state media reported, in an attack which a war monitor said hit several positions of regime forces and Iran-backed militias. (Photo by STR / AFP)

According to SANA, the “Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression on Deir Ezzor City and al-Bukamal” in southeastern Syria at 1:10 AM Wednesday.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday morning about intense Israeli raids that targeted military sites of the Syrian regime forces and Iranian militias in Deir Ezzor, on the Syrian border with Iraq.

Air strike in Syria (archive)

The Center, which is affiliated with the Syrian opposition, claimed that at least 23 people were killed and 28 injured in the overnight attack attributed to Israel. According to the report, seven Syrian soldiers and 16 members of the pro-Iranian militias were killed.

Al-Alam, an Arabic news channel broadcasting from Iran and owned by the state, reported that more than 18 sites had been targeted.

Al Mayadeen, a TV channel broadcasting from Lebanon and affiliated with Hezbollah, reported about repeated explosions heard on the Syrian-Iraqi border, apparently from airstrikes on Syrian territory. Read More

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