Israeli strike kills 3 pro-Iran fighters in Syria — monitor

Three Iran-backed paramilitary fighters were killed in an overnight Israeli strike that hit Syria’s southern province of Quneitra, a war monitor says.

The three were from the Syrian Resistance to Liberate the Golan, a group linked to the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, says Rami Abdul Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The group was formed more than six years ago to launch attacks in the Golan Heights.

At least one of the killed fighters was Syrian, the Observatory said, but the nationalities of the other two remained unclear.

The official SANA news agency reported the Israeli strike on a “school” in Quneitra’s northern countryside shortly after midnight, but did not mention casualties.

Abdul Rahman says that Iran-backed fighters were staying inside the facility the night of the attack.