At least 12 people have been killed in an alleged Israeli air strike on Iranian targets in eastern Syria, a war-monitoring group reported Sunday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack, which allegedly targeted pro-Iranian militias, took place on a night between Saturday and Sunday and was carried out near the city of Deir ez-Zur.
The watchdog said the victims are Iran-backed militiamen from Iraq and Afghanistan and several arms depots were destroyed in the attack.
Recent reports indicated the militias received a fresh supply of arms and ammunition three days ago.
A week ago, an "unknown aircraft" also reported to have struck targets belonging to pro-Iranian targets, in Al Bukamal in eastern Syria near the border with Iraq, killing at least five militiamen.
According to some reports, during the attack a fighter jet struck military vehicles, belonging to Iran-backed militias, carrying heavy machine guns.
Surprisingly, however, Syrian did not put the blame for that attack on Israel, like it usually does following similar incidents.