The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Drone attack | Unidentified drone targets positions of Iranian-backed militias in al-Bokamal city

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR sources have reported that fires broke out in some military headquarters of Iranian-backed militias nearby Aiysha hospital in al-Bokamal city in Deir Ezzor countryside, after an unidentified drone attacked these headquarters. The drone attack coincided with the sound of heavy gunfire in al-Bokamal city, as the Iranian-backed militias were attempting to shot down the drone using anti-aircraft machineguns. Meanwhile, the Iranian-backed militias were seen on high alert in al-Bokamal city on the Syria-Iraq border.


On September 28, SOHR activists reported that the airstrikes, which was executed by unidentified fighter jets on September 27, destroyed Iranian-made surface-to-surface missiles launchpads that had been established by the Iranian-backed militias in al-Mazare’ area in al-Mayadeen desert, which hosts the largest gathering of Iranian-backed militias in the west Euphrates region.


The sources added that the attack and rocket shrapnel wounded at least 12 pro-Iran non-Syrian militiamen, and they were taken to al-Shefaa hospital which is affiliated to these militias in al-Mayadeen city. Meanwhile, the targeted site was cordoned off and the Iranian-backed militias were seen on high alert.


A few hours earlier, SOHR activists reported hearing loud explosions in al-Mazare’ area near al-Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor countryside, caused by airstrikes by an unidentified drone on Iranian-backed militias’ positions in west Euphrates region, the “Iranian colony in Syria”. However, no casualties were reported.


It is worth noting that al-Mazare’ area is a military zone under the control of Iranian militias, and it contains camps for training their fighters and the new recruits.