The Israeli Air Force carried out a significant series of airstrikes in eastern Syria overnight on Tuesday, targeting multiple military targets in the region; This is one of the most comprehensive strikes that has taken place, resulting in unprecedented damage.
Overnight on Tuesday, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) conducted a significant and extremely comprehensive airstrike in eastern Syria, targeting and hitting a multitude of Iranian-backed military targets. According to an anonymous US official, the strike was planned between Israel and the United States citing Iranian interests being stored up along the Iraq-Syria border.
The attack was carried out in Al-Bukamal and Deir-Ezzor, both of which are hotspots for Israeli airstrikes due to the strong Iranian presence. During this series of strikes, multiple targets were struck, such as underground facilities, missile inventory, military warehouses, etc. Furthermore, initial reports indicate that nearly 60 casualties took place, though the true number likely can’t be known.
Images posted online after the attack reveal significant structural damage, and one media outlet with sources close the scene claims that there were at least 16 designated targets with connections to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The Iranian regime and its cohort had recently delivered a shipment of missiles to the area.
As per usual, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) provided no comment on the attack, though its leaders have repeatedly vowed to be on the offensive concerning Iranian entrenchment in the region. This event likely came as a bit of a surprise to the Iranian regime, which may have let its guard down regarding the outgoing Trump administration and its remaining potential for military involvement in the region.