Israeli Strikes In Syria Killed 19 Iranians This Week, War Monitor Says

Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Omar

Two nights of Israeli airstrikes on military facilities in Syria killed 42 people, including at least 19 Iranians, a Syria war monitor said Saturday.

The more deadly of the attacks came early Thursday morning, when Israel struck positions in multiple locations across the country thought to be hosting Iranian military assets and personnel. The death toll from the strikes has risen to 27, including at least 11 Iranians and six Syrian soldiers, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

In separate strike late Tuesday, a military outpost near the capital Damascus was hit with missiles fired from Israel, the Syrian government said. At least 15 people were killed in the strike, including eight Iranians, according to the Observatory.

Israel, which almost never comments on strikes inside Syria, did not admit to carrying out Tuesday’s attack, but it occurred shortly after the Israeli military went on “high alert” in response to “unusual movements of Iranian forces in Syria.” It also came just hours after President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal.

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