Late on December 7, unidentified warplanes carried out several airstrikes on Iranian forces’ positions in the southern countryside of Syria’s Deir Ezzor, according to the local Deir Ezzor 24 blog.
“Unidentified warplanes bombed the Green Belt area in al-Bukamal in the eastern [southern] Deir Ezzor countryside,” the blog reported.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) supported the Deir Ezzor 24 report, claiming that five fighters of an Iranian-affiliated group were killed in the airstrikes. However, the UK-based monitoring group is known for releasing false information on such topics.
Three days ago, local sources in Deir Ezzor reported that Israeli warplanes attacked positions of Iranian forces north of al-Bukamal. This has not been confirmed, yet.
In the last few months, Israeli and U.S. media released several reports claiming that the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is building new positions in the vicinity of al-Bukamal, near the border with Iraq.
With the lack of any credible information, these reports of “mysterious strikes” on Iranian forces in Deir Ezzor could be nothing more than a propaganda stunt.