Unidentified aircraft kill and injure members of Iranian militias in Syria

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – Unidentified aircraft killed on Sunday night a member of the Iranian-backed militias and wounded two others in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, east Syria.

A military source from the pro-Iranian al-Quds Brigade said that unidentified warplanes targeted a post and a military vehicle of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps near Ain Ali shrine on the outskirts of al-Mayadin desert, east of Deir ez-Zor.

The source pointed out that the bombing led to the killing of an officer who was in the car, and the injury of two others inside the military post.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told North Press that the aircraft returned, moments after the first bombing, and bombarded the headquarters of al-Quds Brigade at al-Amal roundabout in the middle of the town of al-Asharah, causing huge material damage.

The warplanes targeted the desert of al-Mayadin with more than four air raids, and the source suggested that the raids targeted a convoy of a leader in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, as the convoy was heading towards al-Mayadin desert.

In the aftermath the air raids, the pro-Iranian militias mobilized and replaced their banners and flags with the flag of the government forces.

The pro-Iranian militias deploy in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, and they are active in that area, where their headquarters are.

Reporting by Omar Abdullah