10 dead as airstrikes hit suspected Iranian strongholds in Syria leaving

Israel suspected to be behind the airstrikes that struck Iranian militias on Syria-Iraq border.

By World Israel News Staff 

Airstrikes have hit strategic positions held by pro-Iranian Shi’ite militias near the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Iraq’s Al-Afaq has claimed that Israel was responsible for the attacks in the Syrian city of Al Bukamal. The IDF refused to comment.

This is not the first time suspected Iranian strongholds in Syria have been targeted. Just last week, explosions were heard at a base near the city of Al Bukamal that housed suspected Iranian backed militias.

Fox News reported earlier this month that Iran is in the process of constructing a large military base in Syria.

According to the report, the base has been called the Imam Ali compound. Satellite photos have shown that five buildings are under construction which is believed that they will store precision missiles.

The Iranian regime has been making its presence known in Syria for years, but this planned military base being constructed in Syria is the largest one to date.

Syria isn’t the only place where suspected hostile targets have been hit. At the end of last month, a  stronghold in Iraq was bombed. According to reports, the base housed soldiers from the Brigade 45, a Hashed al-Shaabi unit based about 15 kilometers from Iraq’s western border with Syria.

On that occasion, Israel was directly blamed for the attack. Al-Shaabi released a statement that read, “As part of the string of Zionist attacks on Iraq, the evil Israeli crows have returned to target the Hashed al-Shaabi, this time with two drones inside Iraqi territory.”

“This blatant attack came with air cover over the area from American planes, in addition to a large balloon to monitor the area near the site of the incident,” the statement added.

Israel did not respond to the accusation.