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Four Lives Lost in Drone Strike on Iran-Backed Groups in Eastern Syria


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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least four people were killed in a drone attack targeting Iran-backed groups in government-held eastern Syria on Wednesday.

“Four people were killed and eight wounded in a drone strike near a weapons factory belonging to Iranian-backed groups and near a truck loaded with weapons,” Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP.

There was no immediate word on who carried out the strike in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor.

Abdul Rahman said that the attack targeted a part of the city that includes the residences of senior Iranian leaders and senior officers of the Lebanese Hezbollah, in addition to an Iranian hospital for treating cholera patients.

Pro-Iranian factions allied with the Syrian government, including Hezbollah, are heavily deployed south and west of the Euphrates River that runs through Deir ez-Zor Governorate.

The Observatory said Wednesday’s attack came after a series of unannounced drone strikes on January 30 that targeted an Iranian weapons convoy in the province, killing 11 people, including a pro-Iranian commander.

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