Late on October 8, an unidentified combat drone targeted several positions of Iranian-backed forces in the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The London-based monitoring group said that the targeted positions are located around Aisha hospital in the town of al-Bukamal right along the border with Iraq. The drone strikes caused several fires. However, no casualties were reported.
Iranian-backed forces targeted the hostile combat drone with several heavy machine guns. Nevertheless, the drone was not hit.
A large Iranian weapons shipment arrived in Deir Ezzor through an unofficial crossing with Iraq just two days earlier. The shipment included short-range rockets.
On September 30, a drone strike targeted a position of Iranian-backed forces in al-Kutf area in the outskirts of the town of al-Bukamal, according to the SOHR. The strike was not reported by any pro-government source.
The US and Israel targeted Iranian-backed forces deployed on the border line between Syria and Iraq in the past. Yet, the SOHR’s recent reports may be nothing more than propaganda. The monitoring group made similar false claims before.
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