21 people, including nine Iranians, have been killed in the May 24 Israeli strikes on the al-Dabaa airbase in southwest of the Syrian city of Homs, Sky News reported on May 26.
The al-Dabaa airbase is known for being a HQ of Hezbollah and Iranian-backed forces in Syria.
It should be noted that following the strike the Syrian military claimed that its air defense forces had repelled an attack and fired missiles at Israeli warplanes involved.
Following the Sky News report, pro-Iranian media denied that Iranian forces had suffered any casualties in the May 24 strike. According to an Iranian military official quoted by the official IRNA news agency, reports that Iranians were killed in Thursday’s strike are “a sheer lie and quite baseless”.