A new wave of airstrikes targeted in the afternoon of September 18 military positions around the Syrian city of al-Bukamal on the border with Iraq, several local sources claimed.
Deir Ezzor 24, a pro-opposition blog, said that at least six missiles struck positions of Iranian-backed forces in the vicinity of the strategic city.
“Air strikes targeted positions of the Iranian militias in al-Bukamal city, using more than 6 missiles,” a short report by the blog reads.
A day earlier, several Israeli airstrikes targeted a large base southeast of al-Bukamal, where Iran and its forces are supposedly working to establish a missiles site. The Iranian-backed Fatemiyoun Brigade confirmed that unfinished buildings were destroyed as a result of the attack.
If confirmed, the new attack could be aimed at intimidating both Syria and Iraq, which are preparing to reopen the strategic al-Qa’im crossing next to al-Bukamal. Israel views the crossing as a major threat because it could link the Syrian capital, Damascus, with Iran’s Tehran.