Six ‘pro-Iran fighters’ killed, four injured in US airstrikes in Syria

A US Army Special Forces Soldier uses a Command Launch Unit (CLU) for an FGM-148 Javelin to spot targets in Deir Ezzor province, Syria, Oct. 11, 2018.

Six “pro-Iran fighters” were killed, and four others were wounded in US airstrikes targeting their strongholds in eastern Syria on Friday night, a war monitor reported.

The incident occurred just as the US was preparing retaliatory strikes against Iranian targets following a deadly attack on a US military base in Jordan two days prior.

The airstrikes focused on the Haidariya region in the desert near al-Mayadeen city, located in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour. Additionally, they targeted the shrines of Ain Ali and Al-Shibli on the outskirts of al-Mayadeen city.

The strikes extended to the al-Hizam area and the industrial neighborhood in the city of al-Bukamal near the Syrian-Iraqi border, as reported by the Xinhua news agency.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights detailed that warplanes conducted four rounds of airstrikes on Iranian militia locations in Deir al-Zour, with three rounds hitting al-Mayadeen and one round targeting al-Bukamal.

US reconnaissance planes are actively patrolling the airspace in the region, causing significant confusion among the militias.

This confusion arises from a lack of intelligence about potential targets and uncertainty about their preparedness for the anticipated US strike in the coming hours. The situation remains tense, with ongoing monitoring of the region for further developments.

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