Israeli strikes in northern Syria have killed five pro-Iran fighters allied to the Damascus regime, a Britain-based war monitor says.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights — a pro-Syrian opposition organization of uncertain funding based in the UK — says the missiles landed near the Scientific Studies Research Centre in Al-Safira, killing two Syrian fighters and three other non-Syrians, as well as destroying a base used by pro-Iran groups and a nearby weapons depot.
Syrian state news agency SANA said earlier that Syrian air defenses shot down an Israeli missile over the northern province of Aleppo late on Monday.
Syrian state media cited a military source as saying: “At around 23:37 on Monday… the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial attack towards southeast Aleppo, targeting positions in the Al-Safira area.”
“Our air defenses intercepted the missiles… shooting down most of them,” it adds, saying the extent of damage was still being assessed.