A series of airstrikes were carried out overnight by unidentified aircraft against pro-Iranian forces in eastern Syria, reports said on June 7.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said there were eight attacks on pro-Iranian militia targets in the area of the city of Deir az-Zur. Vehicles and ammunition were destroyed,and at least 12 members of militias from Iraq and Afghanistan were killed, the group said. It added that the strikes occurred three days after militia reinforcements arrived in the area. There was no independent confirmation of the latest attacks.
On June 4, Syria's state media claimed Israeli Air Force planes operating from Lebanese airspace fired missiles at targets in the area of Masyaf, a suburb of the city of Hama in the western part of the country.
The strike was said to have caused heavy damage, and at least nine people including several Syrians were reportedly killed.
The foreign media has reported that the IAF has carried out frequent attacks on the Masyaf area which is the site of a facility for the development of advanced weapons, possibly even chemical weapons.
The observatory said on June 5 that Israel had carried out 38 attacks on targets in Syria since the beginning of 2019, killing nearly 200 fighters from Hezbollah and pro-Iranian militias.