Iranians evacuate after unidentified aircraft seen in east Syria

Local sources told Deir EzZor 24 that the aircraft were not Russian, Iranian or Syrian. A large presence of military vehicles has been reported in the area since the aircraft were spotted.

A U.S. B52 plane (R) flies during Exercise Eager Lion at one of the Jordanian military bases in Zarqa, east of Amman, Jordan, May 24, 2016.  (photo credit: MUHAMMAD HAMED / REUTERS)
A U.S. B52 plane (R) flies during Exercise Eager Lion at one of the Jordanian military bases in Zarqa, east of Amman, Jordan, May 24, 2016.
(photo credit: MUHAMMAD HAMED / REUTERS)
Iran began evacuating headquarters in the Deir al-Zor region in eastern Syria on Sunday after unidentified aircraft flew over the area for 30 minutes, local news agency Deir EzZor 24 reported.
Local sources told Deir EzZor 24 that the aircraft were not Russian, Iranian or Syrian. A large presence of military vehicles has been reported in the area since the aircraft were spotted.
The sources stated that the aircraft did not carry out any attacks, but just circled the area for 30 minutes and then left. No shots were fired at the planes.
The incident comes amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran surrounding the Strait of Hormuz.


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