More Iranian-backed militias were targeted in a suspected Israeli airstrike over the weekend in the Deir ez-Zor region; Other interests are reported to have been hit in the attack.
In eastern Syria, the Deir Ez-Zor region, specifically Al-Bukamal, experienced what is believed to have been another Israeli airstrike over the weekend. Al-Bukamal has been a frequent hotspot for Israeli airstrikes, especially in the last year or more as Iranian entrenchment has grown inside Syria, something Israeli officials have vowed to prevent.
This would be the fourth Israeli airstrike in Syria in January should Israel be the source.
Al-Bukamal is the major border crossing town from Iraq into Syria as the Iranian regime continues to seek a “highway” from Tehran to the Mediterranean coast.
In Saturday’s attack, it’s unknown whether or not there was a specific target, though it is confirmed that multiple vehicles were hit. However, the Imam Ali base in the area may have been of designated interest as it includes several Iranian military elements. Additionally, it’s reported that a new shipment of missiles arrived from Iran at the end of the week.
Between the four strikes that occurred in January, several dozen pro-Iranian fighters were killed in addition to the destruction of weapons and military structures such as munition warehouses, tunnels, and various military vehicles. Each of the strikes took place nearly one week apart from each other.
Saturday night’s series of attacks amounted to 15 total airstrikes.