SOHR exclusive | The most intensive airstrikes ever by Israeli jets on Deir Ezzor leave nearly 80 casualties • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SOHR exclusive | The most intensive airstrikes ever by Israeli jets on Deir Ezzor leave nearly 80 casualties

Syrian Observatory activists have documented a spike in the death toll of the recent Israeli attacks on Deir Ezzor province in the early hours of Wednesday morning, as at least 40 persons were killed and 37 others injured. The fatalities were nine regime soldiers and 31 Iranian-backed non-Syrian militiamen, all were killed in Israeli airstrikes on positions, ammunition and weapons warehouses of regime forces, the Lebanese Hezbollah, Iranian forces and their proxy militias, mainly “Fatemiyoun Brigade”, in the area between Deir Ezzor city and the Syria-Iraq border in Al-Bokamal desert.


SOHR has obtained further details from reliable sources on the ground which have confirmed that Israel targeted Ayyash warehouses, Sa’ka camp, the 137th Brigade, the mountain overlooking Deir Ezzor city and other positions on the outskirts of the city with more than ten strikes. These strikes destroyed warehouses and headquarters and killed 16 persons, and they were as follows: nine regime soldiers and seven Iranian-backed non-Syrian militiamen


Meanwhile, positions, weapons warehouses and ammunition depots in Al-Bokamal desert were targeted with six airstrikes, which resulted in the death of 11 Iranian-backed non-Syrian militiamen and caused substantial material damage.


Also, positions and warehouses in Al-Mayadeen desert came under attack with two airstrikes, which killed 13 Iranian-backed non-Syrian militiamen.


It is worth noting that more than one missile hit these positions in each strike. Moreover, the recent Israeli attack on Deir Ezzor has been the most intensive one ever on Syria, while there were no reports about intercepting the Israeli missiles by Syrian regime air-defences. It is also worth noting that Deir Ezzor city, which the Israeli airstrikes targeted positions in, is under the control of Russia.

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