A UK-based monitoring group in Syria said a strike on Sunday killed at least five Iran-backed forces in Syria, who were not Syrians. The nationality of the dead militants remained unknown.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights the strike targeted three military vehicles belonging to Iran-backed fighters in the town of Albu Kamal near the Iraqi border.
The group said that “Israel was likely responsible” for the attack.
There were no comments from the Israeli authorities on the strike. Israel Defense Forces has launched numerous strikes in Syria since the start of the civil war in 2011 against Iranian forces and their proxies.
Israel rarely provides details of its operations in Syria but affirms that Iran’s presence in Syria represents a real security threat to the Israeli soil.