The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Unknown airstrikes | Seven non-Syrians killed in attack on Iranian-backed militia convoy near Syria-Iraq border

Deir Ezzor province: Seven drivers of chiller lorries and their escorts, of non-Syrian nationalities, were killed in last night strikes by unidentified aircraft that targeted a convoy of Iranian-backed militia in Al-Hari area of Al-Bokamal city.

Last night, SOHR sources reported that unidentified drones executed airstrikes on refrigerator trucks in Al-Herri villahe in Al-Bokamal countryside in eastern Deir Ezzor, destroying the trucks and killing and injuring people inside them.


According to SOHR sources, the attack targeted six trucks which crossed into Syria from Iraq, shortly before the attack. Meanwhile, SOHR activists reported seeing International Coalition drones hovering over the area and ambulances rushing to the targeted site.

On December 27, SOHR activists reported the arrival of vehicles of Hezbollah in Syria through borders between Syria and Iraq near Al-Bo Kamal city in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside.


According to reliable SOHR sources, one of the military dignitaries of Hezbollah was at the lead of the vehicles carrying several of his accompanies and entered Syria.


On the other hand, the refrigerators that are used to transport vegetables from Al-Mayadin city to Iraq returned after unloading at missile bases.


Chiller lorries arrived at the security square in Al-Mayadeen in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor in the western Euphrates area, on January 24. Chiller lorries unloaded their cargo at warehouses of the Afghan Fatimiyoun militia in the area there.


According to SOHR sources, the four trucks entered, amid a significant mobilisation of militias. Trucks unloaded into Afghan warehouses in Al-Mayadeen city.


Syrian Observatory sources suggested advanced systems and weapons to reach Iranian-backed militias.


SOHR sources reported internal differences among Iranian-backed militias, between the Lebanese “Hezbollah,” and the militias of multiple nationalities because of narcotics abuse. Hezbollah opposes widespread drug use among militias.