Pro-Iranian militiamen reported killed in airstrike near Syria-Iraq border

The attack was said to have been carried out by a single plane against vehicles transporting the militiamen       

Pro-Iranian militia forces near the Iraq-Syria border. Photo: Reuters 

An unidentified fighter jet bombed a group of military vehicles belonging to pro-Iranian militias in eastern Syria on May 31, according to a Syrian opposition group.

Five militiamen were killed and three of the vehicles were destroyed in the strike in the area of al-Bukamal on the Iraqi border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The group added that the militiamen were not Syrians. No other details were provided on their identity 

Unlike previous occasions, the Syrian regime did not accuse Israel of carrying out the latest strike although a representative of the observatory was quoted as saying Israel was apparently responsible.  

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