The Israeli Military has struck eastern Syria in an airstrike killing scores of fighters from Iraq’s Iran-backed Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Force – PMF).
In an attack on Friday morning on areas considered Iranian interests, Israel struck vehicles and arms depots.
“Unidentified aircraft targeted vehicles and arms depots in the Albu Kamal area, causing a large explosion.
“At least eight Iraqi Hashed fighters were killed,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
He said several others were wounded.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also revealed that three villages in the Albu Kamal area known for housing forces loyal to Tehran have been targeted by drone strikes since Wednesday.
It was reported that weapons shipment to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah was targeted in the airstrike.
Naija News recalls that more than a dozen missiles were fired by Iran at two Iraqi military bases hosting US troops.
It was gathered that the missiles targeted the Ain al-Assad base in Anbar province and a facility near Erbil’s airport in northern Iraq very early this morning.
They were fired in retaliation for the killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani by the US, Iran said.
Recall that Iran had threatened a retaliation attack on the US, following the death of Solemani.