Nine fighters loyal to Damascus were killed in the Israeli bombing...

Nine fighters loyal to Damascus working for Iranian groups were killed Wednesday night in an Israeli bombardment targeting the Palmyra area in the central province of Homs, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, in a new toll on Thursday.

An initial outcome of the observatory had counted the killing of a Syrian soldier and three fighters loyal to Iran, while the Syrian official media announced the killing of a soldier and the wounding of three others.

The director of the Syrian Observatory, Rami Abdel Rahman, said, “The death toll in the Israeli bombing that targeted the vicinity of the T-4 military airport near the city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs has risen to nine fighters loyal to Iran, including four Syrians,” without being able to specify the nationality of the other dead.

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And a Syrian military source said on Thursday night that “at about 23:34 (20:34 GMT), the Israeli enemy carried out an air attack from the direction of the Al-Tanf area towards the Palmyra area, targeting a communications tower and some points surrounding it,” killing a soldier and wounding three others. .

For its part, the observatory reported that “the Israeli strikes targeted sites of Iranian fighters, including their communications tower, near the T-4 military airport, southeast of Palmyra.”

On the eighth of this month, two non-Syrian fighters loyal to Iran were killed, according to the Syrian Observatory, in an Israeli bombing that also targeted T-4 Airport and its surroundings, while the official media reported that six Syrian soldiers were wounded.

A view of the Damascus skyline in 2012 (AP Photo, File)

Over the past years, Israel has launched dozens of raids in Syria, targeting Syrian army sites and Iranian and Hezbollah targets.

Israel rarely confirms carrying out strikes in Syria, but it reiterates that it will continue to confront what it describes as Iran’s attempts to entrench its military presence in Syria.

Before the latest strike, the head of Israeli Military Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, said that Iran “continues to promote subversion and terrorism” in the Middle East.

“We will continue to obstruct Iran’s actions, to hedge and harm its capabilities, and to take measures to maintain Israel’s strength,” Haliva said, in statements carried by the army.

Iran, a close ally of Assad, maintains a military presence in Syria and supports a number of Shiite-majority militias in the country. These groups fight alongside Assad’s forces against the state’s opposition, but Israel insists that they are also used to launch attacks against Israel and facilitate the transfer of weapons and other materials throughout the region.

Syria has been witnessing a bloody conflict since 2011, which has caused the deaths of nearly half a million people, caused massive damage to infrastructure, and led to the displacement of millions of people inside and outside the country.

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