12 service members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were killed in January 20 Israeli airstrikes on Damascus’s International Airport, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on January 22.
The SOHR claimed that the total death toll is 21 people: 6 Syrian Army troops, 12 IRGC service members and 3 other non-Syrian nationals.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that the strikes were aimed at Iranian targets in the country. According to the very same version, IDF aircraft attacked Syrian military positions because they were ‘violently’ responding to Israeli strikes on Iranian forces.
It should be noted that the SOHR claims contradict with data, which was provided by the Russian Defense Ministry. The Russian military said that 4 Syrian service members were killed in the attack.
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