An airstrike by an unknown drone killed three Iranian soldiers in Syria
DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [SOHR] monitoring group reports that on Saturday, May 23, in the Al-Mayadin desert, in Dir al-Zur governorate, in eastern Syria, a car “connected to the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC]” was destroyed by an air strike, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
According to SOHR, as a result of the explosion killed three soldiers of the IRGC. SOHR sources say the attack was apparently carried out by an unmanned aircraft.
The authorities of Iran and Syria do not comment on this information. The armies of Israel or the United States did not take responsibility for this attack.
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.