Report: Drones from Iraq Strike Caravan in Syria | The USA Print

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Drones attacked a convoy of trucks in eastern Syria on Sunday night shortly after entering the country from Iraq, Syrian opposition activists and a pro-government radio station reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The attack was carried out amid rising tensions between Iran and its rivals in the region.

It is currently unknown who was responsible for the offensive on the caravan in the Bukamal border area, which is a stronghold of Iranian-backed militias.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition group that monitors the war from Britain, said the drones appeared to be from the US-led coalition, adding that they attacked a convoy of six refrigerated trucks. The agency indicated that the incident left victims and that ambulances appeared at the scene.

Another activist said the attack hit a truckload of Iranian-backed militants. Omar Abu Layla, an activist from the city of Deir ez-Zor who is in Europe and heads a group monitoring events in Syria, tweeted that there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The pro-government Sham FM station also reported that six refrigerated trucks were hit in the attack.

In Baghdad, an Iranian-backed militia official confirmed there had been an attack, noting that it only targeted a truck. He made no mention of victims.

The attack in eastern Syria came hours after drones armed with explosive devices attacked an Iranian defense equipment factory in the central city of Isfahan, causing extensive damage to the facility.

Last month, Israel’s chief of staff hinted that his country had been responsible for an attack on a truck convoy in Syria in November, providing an unusual glimpse into Israel’s shadow war against Iran and their allies in the region.


Abdul-Zahra reported from Baghdad.

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