Unidentified aircraft hit Iranian militias in East Syria

unidentified aircraft hit a base run by Iran-backed militias in The Eastern Province of Syria of Deir al Zor near the Iraqi border where Tehran has in the last year expanded his . from military presence, residents and military sources said: on Monday.

They said the strikes were south? of the city of Mayadeen along the Euphrates River, die has become an important basis for several Shia militias, mostly from Iraq, since Islamic State militants were expelled out almost four years ago.

Iran-backed militia fighters die patrolled the streets, were arrested on heightened alertness and ambulances were seen running to the desert edge of the city after several explosions were heard, two residents said.

“Bad militias called” on pedestrians and auto’s to clear the city center and main streets around it,” Ahmad al Shawi, a resident, told Reuters in a text message.

The militias now control the mainly Sunni tribal city, partly of a growing presence in the province of Deir al Zor, inhabitants and military sources say.

Unidentified aircraft hit Iranian militias in East Syria Israel works in a coordinated way to counter Iran (credit: REUTERS)

The air attacks were not immediately reported on Syrian state media, die has previously denied that thousands of Iran-backed militias in large parts deployed of the country.

Israel, alarmed by Iran’s growing regional influence and military presence in Syria, says it has worn out hundreds of strikes in to slow down Syria down Iranian entrenchment.

About the past year, strikes by unmanned Israeli aircraft are concentrated on the border town of Albu Kamal, Southeast of Mayadeen, that lies on a strategic supply route for Iran-backed militias who regularly send reinforcements from Iraq to Syria.

The Iran-backed militias are also in check of big pieces of the border on the Iraqi side.

Western intelligence sources say Israel has expanded airstrikes on suspicious weapons transfers and deployment by Iran-backed militias and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies die support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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