Israeli attack | Eight members of IRGC and affiliated militia killed in latest airstrike on Hama and Latakia
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has obtained new details on the Israeli airstrike that took place on Wednesday on Hama and Latakia. SOHR sources have confirmed that eight members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its proxy militias were killed, and the fatalities were distributed as follows:
- Five members of IRGC of Iranian and Afghan nationalities were killed as a result of the Israeli airstrike on their headquarters in Deir Shmail in the western countryside of Hama near the administrative borders with Latakia
- Three IRGC-backed militiamen, one of whom was Syrian while the two others were of non-Syrian nationalities, were killed by the Israeli strikes on the countryside of Latakia.
Meanwhile, the death toll is expected to rise further as the attack left many members injured, some seriously, including Lebanese militiamen and officers.
Yesterday, SOHR activists documented the death of an Iranian-backed militiaman from Um al-Amad in Homs countryside due to the Israeli airstrikes which hit a military post in Latakia countryside in the early morning of Wednesday. Furthermore, the Israeli attacks on Jablah countryside near Latakia-Tartus highway also caused significant material damage to the position.
On May 5, SOHR reported an Israeli attack on Syria, for the tenth time in 2021, as Israeli airstrikes hit military positions of regime forces and Iranian-backed militias in both countryside of Hama and Latakia in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
In Hama, the airstrikes hit weapons and ammunition warehouses in mountains and forests in the area of Deir Shmail in the western countryside of Hama near the administrative border with Latakia. While in Latakia, several airstrikes hit military headquarters, weapons and ammunition warehouses in the south of al-Haffa. The Israeli airstrikes have left nearly 14 people injured and destroyed warehouses.
It is worth noting that Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) went frequently to the warehouse area in Deir Shmail. Also, the regime’s air-defences attempted to intercept the Israeli missiles and shot down some, but the rest missiles reached their targets.