Four Killed in Israeli Air Strike in Syria

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Israeli air strikes in central Syria on Wednesday killed a Syrian soldier and three pro-Iranian fighters, according to a report released by the Britain-based war monitoring organization, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Syria’s official news agency TO YOU earlier citing military sources as saying that the attack near the city of Palmyra in Homs province killed one soldier and wounded three others.

Monitors said the strikes targeted several Iranian positions, including a communications tower located near the T4 air base east of Palmyra.

It was reported that the attack killed one Syrian soldier and three pro-Iranian fighters, but the nationalities of the victims were not clear. The attack also injured seven other people, of whom three were Syrian soldiers.

Last week, an Israeli missile attack on the same air base killed two pro-Iranian foreign fighters, Observatory it reports.

TO YOU said six soldiers were injured in the attack.

Since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, Israel has regularly carried out air strikes inside Syria, mostly targeting Syrian government forces, as well as Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah forces allied to the Damascus regime.

The Israeli military rarely admits to individual attacks but has said repeatedly that it will not allow Syria to become a stronghold of its arch-enemy Iran. (ka/lt)

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