Nighttime raids on weapons depots and military positions killed at least 14 Syrian regime forces, 16 Iraqi militia fighters and 11 Afghan members of the pro-Iranian Fatimid Brigade.

Israeli airstrikes on eastern Syria killed 57 regime forces and Iranian-backed allied fighters in the deadliest such strikes since the conflict began, a watchdog group said on Wednesday. the war.

Night raids on arms depots and military positions killed at least 14 Syrian regime forces, 16 Iraqi militia fighters and 11 Afghan members of the pro-Iranian Fatimid brigade, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. the man.

The nationality of the other 16 people who lost their lives in the 18 strikes was not immediately clear.

“This is the highest death toll from Israeli raids in Syria,” Observatory chief Rami Abdul Rahman said.

The official Syrian news agency SANA said that “the Israeli enemy carried out an air attack on the town of Deir Ezzor and the region of Albu Kamal”, adding only that “the results of the aggression are currently underway. of verification”.

An IDF spokesperson declined to comment.

Days before the strikes, the Fatimid brigade transported a consignment of Iranian-made weapons to eastern Syria from neighboring Iraq, the UK-based Observatory said.

They were stored in the targeted region overnight, he added.

In June 2018, airstrikes in the same area killed at least 55 pro-government fighters, including Iraqis and Syrians, according to the monitoring group, which relies on a network of sources on the ground.

The latest raids came hours after separate strikes near the Iraqi border killed at least 12 Iranian-backed militia fighters on Tuesday.

The Observatory said it could not identify the fighter jets responsible for the previous strikes

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