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Israeli Airstrikes Kill Eight, ‘Mainly Iranians’

Israeli Airstrikes Kill Eight, ‘Mainly Iranians’

Sunday, 9 May, 2021 - 07:15
A military parade at the Russian Hmeimim base in Lattakia, western Syria. (Russia Today)

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has confirmed that five members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iranian and Afghan nationalities were killed as a result of the Israeli airstrike on their headquarters 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.

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 left nearly 14 people injured and destroyed warehouses.

No official statement was made by the Israeli side regarding the strikes.

During the past years, Israel launched several airstrikes in Syria and targeted sites of Iran and Hezbollah. Israel rarely confirms launching airstrikes in Syria.

Airstrikes targeted the southern Syrian province of Quneitra on Wednesday night. No casualties were recorded.

The official SANA news agency reported the raids but not the casualties, saying four soldiers were wounded in the attack.

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