Israel air strikes hit strategic targets in eastern Syria

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Israel’s attacks on Syria’s military infrastructure remains relentless, aimed at bleeding the Syrian leader of both military resources and oil revenues. Syrian state media said on 3rd October that the Israeli military carried out “airstrikes in a strategic eastern province” wounding two soldiers and causing material damage, according to AP. The American newswire added that there was no comment from Israel on the reported strikes.
Syria’s state news agency, SANA, quoted an unnamed military official as saying the airstrikes late on the evening of Monday 2nd October targeted a number of military positions in Deir Ezzor.

There is no clear indication why the strikes hit this particular region although the eastern Deir Ezzor province that borders Iraq contains oil fields and has been a strategic province throughout the 13 year conflict.  There is also a double whammy to hitting Deir Ezzor though.

Iran-backed militia groups and Syrian forces control the area and have often been the target of Israeli war planes in previous strikes.

UK-based opposition war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – funded by both the UK government and the EU – and activist collective Deir Ezzor 24 said the airstrike targeted positions in the Boukamal region along the Iraqi border, a stronghold for Iran-backed militia groups.


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