For the second time this month, Israeli warplanes struck an allegedly Iranian base located near the key Syrian city of al-Bukamal on the border with Iraq.
A Syrian source told al-Mayadeen that the airstrikes, which took place on September 17, targeted positions near the al-Bukamal border crossing.
“An attack, that was carried out an hour ago, targeted positions at the Iraqi-Syrian border near al-Qa’im and al-Bukamal, there were no victims [as a result],” the Lebanese channel quoted the source as saying.
The source didn’t reveal the exact location of the targeted positions. However, the Iranian-backed Fatemiyoun Brigade released several photos confirming that the al-Bukamal base was the target.
These repeated Israeli airstrikes on Iranian positions near al-Bukamal could be aimed at hindering the reopening of the strategic border crossing between Iraq and Syria.
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