The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After scores killed in the most intensive Israeli attacks on Syria | Iranian-backed militias redeploy in Al-Bokamal, Al-Mayadeen and Deir Ezzor

Reliable sources have informed SOHR that Iranian forces and their proxy militias redeployed, in the past few hours, in areas which came under the most intensive Israeli airstrikes on Syria yesterday. The Iranian forces and their proxies have redeployed troops in the cities of Deir Ezzor, Al-Mayadeen and Al-Bokamal, after they had evacuated several positions on the outskirts of these cities.


According to SOHR sources, a group of Iranian-backed militias has been deployed in residential neighbourhoods for fear of future airstrikes, the other group has been deployed in their affiliated posts.


Yesterday, SOHR documented the death of 57 people all killed in Israeli airstrikes on positions, weapons warehouses, ammunition and missiles depots affiliated to 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.


In Deir Ezzor city, 26 persons were killed in ten strikes by Israeli fighter jets on Ayyash warehouses, Sa’ka camp, the 137th Brigade, the mountain overlooking Deir Ezzor city and other positions on the outskirts of the city, and they were as follows: ten regime soldiers, four members of the “military security” and 12 Iranian-backed militiamen. However, it was not known if the fatalities included members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Lebanese Hezbollah or not. The Israeli strikes on Deir Ezzor city destroyed weapons and missiles warehouses and headquarters.


While in Al-Bokamal, 16 Iranian-backed Iraqi militiamen were killed in six Israeli airstrikes on positions, weapons warehouses and ammunition depots in the area of “Al-Hezam”, Al-Jam’iyat neighbourhood and other positions in Al-Bokamal desert. This attack destroyed cantres and vehicles.


In Al-Mayadeen, however, 15 Iranian-backed non-Syrian militiamen, including 11 Afghani members of “Fatemiyoun Brigade”, were killed in Israeli strikes on positions and weapons warehouses in Al-Mazari’ area in Al-Mayadeen desert in the eastern countryside of Dear Ezzor. The attack also destroyed weapons warehouses and headquarters.


It is worth noting that this death toll was the largest one ever since Israel started its attacks on Syria. Moreover, the recent Israeli attack on Deir Ezzor was 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.