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15 Killed in Airstrikes in Syria

Wed 27 Mar 2024 | 08:48 AM
Israa Farhan

At least 14 fighters and civilians were killed in overnight airstrikes targeting their positions in the Deir ez-Zur region in eastern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Tuesday.

The Observatory did not immediately specify the party responsible for the strikes in Deir ez-Zur, which is often targeted by Israeli and occasionally American airstrikes.

A U.S. military official told Agence France-Presse that Washington "did not carry out any airstrikes Monday night into Tuesday."

The Observatory stated that "an official from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, along with two of his companions, nine Iraqi fighters belonging to armed groups, and Syrian fighters were killed in the strikes," which also claimed the life of "a Syrian civilian engineer."

The Iranian Embassy in Syria announced in a post on the "Telegram" platform the killing of one member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, while the official Iranian news agency "IRNA" held Israel responsible for the attack that killed "Behrouz Vahidi in Deir ez-Zur."

He pointed out that it was "one of the most powerful strikes I have witnessed in my life," adding, "the windows of my house shattered, and there was significant damage in the areas near the bombing, and the main roads were closed."

At least 34 people were injured in the strikes, including ten civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory.

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in recent years.

These strikes intensified after the outbreak of the war in Gaza following an unprecedented attack by Hamas on Israel on October 7.

In early February, at least 29 fighters were killed, including six Hezbollah members, in American airstrikes in Deir ez-Zur and Al-Mayadin, according to the Observatory.

Washington launched these strikes in response to the killing of three American soldiers in a drone attack on a base in Jordan on January 28.