Multiple drones reportedly belonging to the Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out a new series of airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias in the area of Deir Ez-Zur in eastern Syria over the weekend.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that a total of 8 airstrikes targeted the Afghan Liwa Fatemiyoun militia, which was transferred to Syria on orders of the late Qassem Soleimani.
The attack, which killed 12 Afghan militia members took place just before midnight on Sunday evening and destroyed recent fortifications and Iranian weapon deliveries to the bases of Liwa Fatemiyoun in the Deir Ez-Zur Province.
Tens of thousands of Iranian-linked militiamen have been integrated into the Syrian army. Many of them are now stationed near the Israeli border and disguise themselves as Syrian soldiers using Syrian army vehicles in an attempt to avoid Israeli strikes.