DAYRO ZCURO, Syria — Israeli aircraft carried out targeted airstrikes on military sites of the Syrian regime and Iranian militias in the vicinity of Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor), near the Syrian-Iraqi border. The bombings occurred at midnight, resulting in casualties among the militia members, including several non-Syrian.
Official Syrian news agency, SANA, reported that the Israeli strikes led to the injury of two Syrian soldiers. A military source stated that the attacks focused on military points, causing significant damage and material losses.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the targeted sites hold strategic importance as they are situated in the Bukamal area along the transport route running from Tehran to Beirut. The location serves as a crucial passage for Iranian weapons en route to Syria and and Hezbollah in Lebanon. According to SOHR, three specific sites were hit, resulting in the deaths of six non-Syrian individuals.
These recent airstrikes follow another Israeli bombing just two days prior, targeting sites of the Syrian regime’s Fourth Division near Daramsuq (Damascus). The strikes caused substantial explosions, but the targets of the airstrikes have not been made public by the Syrian regime.