The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New Israeli attack | Airstrikes target pro-Iranian militias in Al-Bukamal countryside, killing some 20 militiamen of “Zaynabiyoun Brigade”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored new airstrikes targeting pro-Iranian militias’ positions in al-Bukamal countryside, east of Deir ez-Zor. Unidentified aircraft, believed to be Israeli, targeted this morning positions of “Zaynabiyoun Brigade” militia in the al-Jala and Hamdan desert, west of al-Bukamal town in eastern Deir ez-Zour countryside, leaving human and material losses.

19 militiamen were killed, including two group leaders. The death toll is also expected to rise, as some of the casualties  are seriously injured, while there are  reports of further fatalities. The attack also destroyed positions and vehicles. 


On November 22, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented several fatalities in airstrikes by aircraft, believed to be Israeli, on the positions of pro-Iranian militias in al-Bukamal countryside east of Deir ez-Zor. 

Some 14 pro-Iranian militiamen of Afghan and Iraqi nationalities were killed in the strikes, which targeted new positions affiliated with these militias. Two positions and vehicles were also destroyed in the attack. 

The death toll is expected to rise, as some of the injured are in serious condition, amid reports of further fatalities.