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Jerusalem Post– Sites belonging to Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria near the border with Iraq border were attacked late Sunday night, killing at least 18 people, according to A-Sharq Al-Awsat and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The attacks targeted sites in Al Bukamal in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border in the Deir Ez Zor region. The targets reportedly belonged to to multiple Iranian militia, including Iraqi Hezbollah. Israel has reportedly carried out similar strikes in that region in the past.
According to Sky News Arabia, sites belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards were also targeted.
According to The SOHR, there at least 18 people dead were killed in the attack – carried out by unidentified aircraft. The report said that it was possible that the number of would increase as scores more were wounded in the attack.
On Tuesday, Fox News reported that Iran was building a major military base near Al-Bukamal to hold thousands of troops and precision missiles.
According to the report, the secret project, called the Imam Ali compound, was approved by top leadership in Tehran and is being completed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Forces.
The large military base, being constructed near the Al-Bukamal border crossing with Iraq is said to be less than 300 km. from an American military position.