Hezbollah-affiliated paper blames Israel for Syria-Iraq border strike on Iranians

Israel is being blamed for three late-night airstrikes in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq that targeted Iran-backed militiamen, according to a report in the Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese newspaper al-Mayadeen.

The report cites unnamed sources on the ground, who say “the Israeli occupation is behind the drone attack on the al-Qa’im border crossing [between Iraq and Syria],” adding that “the drones targeted two fuel tankers and no human losses were confirmed.”

The Israeli army refuses to comment on the incident, telling the AFP: “We do not comment on foreign press reports.”

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