The border region between Syria and Iraq was not targeted by any Israeli airstrike in the last two days, a security source told U-News on January 10, denying recent reports on such attacks.
The source told the Lebanese news agency, which is known for its close ties with Hezbollah, that observation posts in Syria and Iraq didn’t document any airstrikes. The anonymous source went on to accuse U.S. and Israel of spreading misinformation.
“What America and Israel are doing by promoting false news about targeting trucks shipping missiles at the Iraqi-Syrian borders is nothing more than a known method to achieve their goals, including creating tensions,” the agency quoted the source as saying.
The reports of Israeli airstrikes on the Syrian-Iraqi border were first shared by the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV, which is also close to Hezbollah. The news channel citied local sources, which may explain their mistake.
Several sources also jumped to confirm the reports of airstrikes on the border region. However, these claims remain unsupported by any solid evidence.
The U-News source linked the false reports to the recent Iranian missile strikes on U.S. bases in Iraq, claiming that the U.S. and Israel want people to believe that the strike won’t stop them from attacking targets in Syria.
In the last few months, Syrian opposition sources reported dozens of Israel airstrikes on Iranian forces’ positions on the Syrian-Iraqi border. However, only a few of them were confirmed by satellite images, which indicates that a propaganda campaign is ongoing.