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25 Iran-backed fighters killed in eastern Syria

Smoke rising behind destroyed vehicles and damaged buildings in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province near the Iraqi border on 24 March 2019 [DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images]
Smoke rising behind destroyed vehicles and damaged buildings in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province near the Iraqi border on 24 March 2019 [DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images]

As many as 25 members of Iran-backed militias were killed on Wednesday night after an “unidentified airplane” targeted their positions in the city of Albu Kamal, in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor close to the Syria-Iraq border.

Local sources told Anadolu that two militia leaders were among those killed in the attack while other dozens others were wounded.

On Wednesday, “unidentified airplanes” targeted the Imam Ali base and positions in the Al-Hizam, Al-Sinaa and Al-Huri villages believed to be built by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the city of Albu Kamal in the Deir Ez-Zor province, eastern Syria.

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Earlier; a rocket attack on the Camp Taji military base in Iraq killing two American troops and a British soldier and wounding 12 others.

However, the US-led coalition has denied carrying out the air strikes on the Iran-backed militia positions in eastern Syria.

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