Some three members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed in alleged Israeli airstrikes which targeted sites used by the Syrian Army and Iranian militias in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria on Monday night, according to Syrian reports.
The Syrian state news agency SANA reported that two Syrian soldiers were injured in the strikes.
Earlier, opposition-affiliated Syrian media news site reported that unidentified aircraft targeted sites belonging to Iranian militias in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria.
At least one of the airstrikes hit a site near al-Bukamal, near the Iraqi-Syrian border, according to the reports. Additional airstrikes were reported near the cities of al-Mayadeen and Deir Ezzor.
The Deir Ezzore Now news account on X reported that the strikes targeted a railway crossing on the Iraq-Syrian border, a bridge along the border, a radar system belonging to Hezbollah in the city of Deir Ezzor, and a human resources building belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Additional Syrian news sites reported a similar list of targets.
The Syrian news site Sada AlSharqieh reported that a convoy carrying weapons was targeted in the strikes.
The Syrian North Press Agency cited a source in the IRGC as stating that an IRGC weapons depot in the city of Deir Ezzor, as well as a radar station and headquarters belonging to the Iranians nearby.
A Syrian military site near the Deir Ezzor airbase, an additional IRGC headquarters in the area, and two crossing points along the Syrian-Iraqi border were hit as well, according to the source. A few hours after the strikes, the aircraft returned and struck another IRGC headquarters and a military site used by the al-Quds Brigades in al-Mayadeen, according to the report.
In addition to smuggling weapons on civilian airlines through a number of airports in Syria, Iran also uses a number of crossing points along the Syrian-Iraqi border in order to smuggle personnel, weapons, and equipment into Syria and Lebanon.
Second airstrike blamed on Israel in past few days
The airstrikes come just two days after alleged Israeli airstrikes reportedly targeted an Iranian weapons shipment near al-Dimass, northwest of Damascus. The Syrian Capital Voice news site reported that the airstrike targeted a building belonging to Hezbollah and that the shipment was headed to Lebanon. Syrian state media did not comment on that reported airstrike.