Five Iran-backed Fighters Killed in Syria Airstrike, Report Says

It remains unknown who is responsible for the strike in Albukamal, near the Iraqi border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
תקיפה בסוריה. ארכיון
File photo: An airstrike in Syria.

Five Iran-backed militia fighters were killed in an airstrike on the Syria-Iraq border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday night.

It remains unknown who is responsible for the strike on a military compound and several posts in the Syrian city of Albukamal in the eastern part of the Deir al-Zor province.

The Mossad, China's Trojan horse, censorship and state secrets on our podcast. Listen

The explosions were probably caused by long-range missiles or drone strikes, the observatory said.

In another incident, an Iranian-backed militia headquarters also in Albukamal was hit, and blasts were reported in the nearby al-Jalala desert. The observatory hasn't reported casualties in that strike.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

Already signed up? LOG IN


The Orion nebula, photographed in 2009 by the Spitzer Telescope.

What if the Big Bang Never Actually Happened?

Relatives mourn during the funeral of four teenage Palestinians from the Nijm family killed by an errant rocket in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, August 7.

Why Palestinian Islamic Jihad Rockets Kill So Many Palestinians

בן גוריון

'Strangers in My House': Letters Expelled Palestinian Sent Ben-Gurion in 1948, Revealed


AIPAC vs. American Jews: The Toxic Victories of the 'pro-Israel' Lobby

Bosnian Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovic speaks during a press conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia in May.

‘This Is Crazy’: Israeli Embassy Memo Stirs Political Storm in the Balkans

Hamas militants take part in a military parade in Gaza.

Israel Rewards Hamas for Its Restraint During Gaza Op