סוריה דיווחה על תקיפה ישראלית בחלב
An attack Friday attributed to Israel, on a missile production facility associated with Hezbollah near Aleppo
An attack Friday attributed to Israel, on a missile production facility associated with Hezbollah near Aleppo

Israeli strike kills 10 Iran-backed gunmen in Syria - Lebanese media

This is the third strike on Hezbollah and other Iran backed forces in Syria which is attributed to Israel in a week; Friday strike destroyed structures in missile production facility

Associated Press |
Published: 09.14.20 , 17:35
A suspected Israeli airstrike on Iran-backed fighters in eastern Syria on Monday killed 10 fighters, including eight Iraqis, a Syrian opposition war monitor reported.
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  • Israel rarely comments on such reports, but is believed to have carried out scores of raids targeting Iran’s military presence in Syria in recent years.
    סוריה דיווחה על תקיפה ישראלית בחלב סוריה דיווחה על תקיפה ישראלית בחלב
    An attack Friday attributed to Israel, on a missile production facility associated with Hezbollah near Aleppo
    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike hit an area close the town of Boukamal near the Iraqi border. It added that the strikes also destroyed arms depots and ambulances were seen rushing to the area.
    The Observatory said the 10 killed were eight Iraqis and two Syrians. It said the strike is the third this month in Syria’s eastern province of Deir el-Zour that borders Iraq.
    The Observatory gave no further details. There was no comment from Syrian state media.
    Israel views Iran as a regional menace and has vowed to prevent any permanent Iranian military buildup in Syria, particularly near the frontier.
    In recent months, Israeli officials have expressed concern that Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group that operates in Syria, is trying to establish facilities to produce precision-guided missiles.
    תיעוד תוצאות התקיפהתיעוד תוצאות התקיפה
    ImageSat International images of missile production facility damaged in an attack attributed to Israel on Friday
    (Photo: ISI)
    Meanwhile in northern Syria, an attack on a Turkish Red Crescent vehicle killed a member of the aid agency and wounded another, the group said Monday.
    Armed masked men wearing camouflage clothing traveling in two cars without license plates attacked the Red Crescent vehicle as it traveled through al-Bab, a Turkish-controlled zone in northern Syria, the aid group said in a statement.
    The Red Crescent said their vehicle was clearly marked with their logos. A third employee in the vehicle survived without injuries.
    A Turkish Red Crescent Jeep in Syria A Turkish Red Crescent Jeep in Syria
    A Turkish Red Crescent Jeep in Syria
    (Photo: AP)
    Turkey has held al-Bab since 2017 amid Syria’s yearslong conflict, which initially began as a civil war that later became a regional proxy fight. Turkey has backed opposition fighters against Syrian President Bashar Assad, Syrian Kurdish fighters and the Islamic State group.


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