War monitor claims 3 killed in Syria strikes blamed on Israel

Strikes conducted overnight by Israel in Syria left three fighters from Iran-backed groups dead, a war monitor claimed Thursday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based organization with an extensive network on the ground, was not immediately able to provide the casualties’ nationalities. Some of the reporting of the pro-rebel group has been questioned over its reliability in the past, and verification of such claims is usually not possible.

Syrian state media had reported an “Israeli aggression” overnight against targets in the south of the country, adding that its anti-air defense system had intercepted most missiles.

According to Syrian outlets, the attacks struck the area of el-Kisweh, south of the capital, and around the town of al-Dimas, west of Damascus.