Fresh Strikes

Syria: ‘Enemy Rockets’ Kill 26, Many of Them Iranian

A fresh round of airstrikes on military targets in Syria has killed 26 pro-government fighters and wounded 60 others, according to a monitoring group. A newsflash on state TV late Sunday night told viewers: “Syria is being exposed to a new aggression with some military bases in rural Hama and Aleppo hit with enemy rockets.” The strikes are reported to have hit several military bases in the Hama and Aleppo countryside. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll could rise and that the majority of the dead are Iranian, but that four Syrians were also killed. The monitoring group said the attack appears to have been carried out by Israel and directly targeted an arms depot for surface-to-surface missiles at a base in northern Syria known as Brigade 47. Unconfirmed videos of a huge explosion purportedly at the base have circulated on social media. Israel has not confirmed it carried out the deadly strikes.