Airstrikes Kill 19 Iran-Backed Fighters in Syria


Airstrikes likely carried out by Israel killed at least 19 pro-Iran militia fighters in war-torn eastern Syria, a war monitor said Thursday.

The early morning strikes hit positions of Iran-backed militias outside the town of Albu Kamal in Deir Ezzor province, killing mostly Pakistani fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syrian state media did not report the attack and Israel rarely acknowledges individual strikes, but the Observatory has accused Israel of launching at least two other aerial attacks against pro-Iran forces in Syria since Saturday.

Early on Wednesday, at least eight Iran-backed fighters were killed in strikes near Damascus and in southern Syria, according to the war monitor, which is based in the UK but relies on a network of sources inside Syria.

On Saturday night, air strikes near Albu Kamal killed at least 14 pro-Iran militia fighters from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Observatory said.

Iran backs President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria's civil war.

The latest strikes came after Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan called on the Security Council to take immediate action to remove Iranian forces from Syria.

"Israel ... demands a total rollback of Iran and its proxies from Syria and the removal of Iranian military infrastructure from Syrian territory," he said in a letter addressed to the head of the U.N. Security Council.

Israel has carried out hundreds of air and missile strikes on Syria since the country's civil war broke out in 2011, targeting Iranian and Lebanese Hizbullah forces as well as Syrian government troops.

Syria's war has killed more than 380,000 people and displaced millions more since starting in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

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Thumb tric.bortugal 2 months

Shea Shea Shea !!!

Thumb marcus 2 months

lol good riddance

Missing un520 2 months

And now pakistani, whats next? Bashar has made his country into a disgusting flypaper attracting all sorts of insects..

Thumb ansarullah 2 months

God bless these Shia Afghani and Paki martyrs from the Zainabiyoon Brigade who offered their lives so we the Shia can live in freedom and prosperity. Their martyrdom will only inspire more Shias to sacrifice their lives for our Sayid and Marja' and avenge the martyrdom of our Hussain.

Shea Shia Shea !!!

Thumb doodle-dude 2 months

lol @ the 'native' independent leftist from 'see above':)

Thumb doodle-dude 2 months

see above

Thumb eagledawn 2 months

"Airstrikes Kill 19 Iran-Backed Fighters in Syria"

"Mystic 15 minutes ago
The power of Iran cannot go unnoticed."

Thumb eagledawn 2 months

Making the World a Better Place
20 Dead Shia Terrorists at a Time

Thumb thepatriot 2 months

... and the world is a slightly better place..

Thumb chrisrushlau 2 months

Israel has finally learned the lesson of the US and its Vietnam. You can run a totally racist war against an entire population with overwhelming reliance on air power and come out smelling like a rose. As long as your fighters can look forward to a hot meal and hot shower after an hour in combat, you can carry this sort of thing on for generations. As for bad publicity, as long as the rich guys and their mouthpieces support you, who cares what anybody else thinks? People do what they're told. It's the lesson of the Vietnam War. Actually, Nixon ended the war, which is why the rich guys and their mouthpieces always hated him. Plus he opened to China, which those guys were trying to conquer for more than a hundred years.

Missing arturo 2 months

Vietnam was not committed to the annihilation of the US as Iran is committed to the annihilation of Israel.

Thumb chrisrushlau 2 months

And I offer my condolences to the patriots commenting above here, that ISIS seems to be at a low ebb these days. If I add my two comments together, one plus one, it means the Russian airpower didn't defeat ISIS on its own. The infantry had to do the job. Right? One plus one equals two.

Thumb doodle-dude 2 months

see above:)

Thumb doodle-dude 2 months

see above

Missing opinion101 2 months

Air strikes were done by Iranians. Their people are sick of living under oppression and poverty. Iran as a country has so much potential as does Lebanon however the ruling class are determined to destroy it as per Lebanon

Missing opinion101 2 months

This one is for Barbiranian Big John. Perhaps you should go to Iran and see the poverty for yourself and then decide if their cause is worth it. I can tell you I've visited Iran several times and everyone I've met there hate their government and their cause. They also hate Hezbollah. You are the minority and sooner or later your ideology will disappear

Missing opinion101 2 months

What do you think Khomeini is doing with his own people? Guess what the same thing you think are happening with the Palestinians

Missing opinion101 2 months

You are supporting the wrong cause. Look at the injustice that is happening in Lebanon. Have you forgotten the port beirut blast? You are unable to see reason hence why you are a lonely voice on this site

Thumb justin 2 months

كشف وزير الداخلية في حكومة تصريف الاعمال انه أمر احد العناصر في قوى الامن الداخلي منع اجراء حفل داخل احد المنازل المتعلقة بملكة جمال لبنان السابقة.

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Thumb fadi_albeiruti 2 months

Please keep them coming, we have plenty of those in Dahieh, do us a favor please and clean up our garbage.

Default-user-icon cocoman (Guest) 1 month

Good news - keep them coming!