Intensive airstrikes hit #Iranian positions near Syria-Iraq border, leaving casualties
s were intensive, with 15 militia members reportedly killed.
Iranian positions near Albukamal, a key border city in Syria that is near Iraq, were hit by "unidentified jets," according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). These areas are festooned with pro-Iranian militias who have entrenched themselves at a base called Imam Ali and spread like a carpet along the western bank of the Euphrates River.
They have a network of bases and smuggling routes, as well as houses they occupy all the way to Deir Ezzor and also inland toward bases known as T-4, T-3 and T-2. This area has been hit by airstrikes monthly for more than a year.
The recent attacks took place between five and nine in the morning, apparently on August 3, although the reports emerged on August 4. They targeted Iranian-backed forces at Imam Ali, an area named al-Sekka and also in the desert near Deir Ezzor. There were casualties and weapons were destroyed. "Military vehicles affiliated with the targeted forces transported the dead and injured," SOHR says.
The SOHR report was picked up at al-Ain, where the report also notes that "15 Iraqi militia members loyal to Iran" were killed. The airstrikes were intensive. al-Ain says that a major explosion also happened at al-Hizam al-Akhdar area near Albukamal, targeting an Iranian militia there.
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for
spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet
militias to extend the regime's influence. The word
Iran is a cognate form of
Aryan. The abbreviation
IRGC is the same idea as
Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term
Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either
Führer or maybe both. They hate
Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
has some 20,000-30,000 affiliated militias in Syria but only around 800 actual Iranian operatives linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Iran has signed a deal to support Syrian air defense, which could see it deploy the 3rd Khordad or Bavar systems. Tehran tried to move a 3rd Khordad to T-4 base in April 2018, but it was hit by an airstrike.
The Syrian regime blames Israel for airstrikes in Syria. Jerusalem has carried out more than 1,000 airstrikes on Iranian targets. Israel says it carried out other airstrikes in Syria on August 3 in retaliation for a thwarted IED planting effort by an unknown group in Syria near the Golan. "Jets, attack helicopters and aircraft struck military targets in southern Syrian belonging to the Syrian armed forces," the Israel Defense Forces said on Monday. al-Ain says that this is "noteworthy" in its reports about the strikes by unknown aircraft near Albukamal.
Hezbollah says one of its members was killed on July 20 in airstrikes in Syria and blamed Israel, leading to tensions. On June 24, wide-ranging airstrikes hit a number of locations in Syria, including "dish hill" near Suwayda and also points near Deir Ezzor. At least seven Iranians and Syrians were allegedly killed in those strikes; reports at the time indicated that Iran might respond.
Posted by: Fred 2020-08-05