An aerial strike targeted a reported-weapons convoy in Syria’s Albu Kamal region, adjacent to the border with Iraq. According to Iraqi sources, a number of aircraft – believed to be Israeli – launched a barrage of missiles toward transport vehicles and a warehouse of the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary alliance of pro-Iranian proxies, commonly known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least eight militiamen were killed and dozens of others wounded, some in critical condition.
Both Iraqi and Syrian sources adamantly insisted to TV7 that Israel was behind the attack, although Jerusalem has refused to either confirm nor deny involvement. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reiterated to TV7 that it does not comment on foreign reports pertaining to its operational activities.
This morning’s alleged Israeli bombardment was a fourth such aerial strike on Iranian-backed militias in Syria’s eastern Albu Kamal region within less than 72 hours.