U.S. Airstrikes Reportedly Target Iranian-Backed Militants, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Update (1041 EST, December 30th, 2023): Reuters reporting that the U.S. military did not carry out airstrikes in al-Bukamal, indicating that Israel carried out the strikes. As of 0700 EST today, SOHR has reported that up to 19 Iranian-backed militia members are now dead, including 15 foreign nationals in this strike.

Update (1959 EST): The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has now claimed that three command posts of Iranian militias and the IRGC were struck. Their report reads below:

“A headquarters belonging to the 47th Regiment of the Revolutionary Guard, and a headquarters near Aisha Hospital, in addition to warehouses in the vicinity of the city, which is under almost complete control of Iranian militias.”

Update (1911 EST): Pro-Syria opposition outlets are now claiming that one IRGC captain, five Hezbollah members, four Fatemiyoun militants killed and 20 others have been injured by this U.S. airstrike.

Update (1902 EST): Sabereen has now claimed that four Lebanese men were killed in the airstrike, along with their transportation vehicle.

At approximately 1712 EST, several explosions were registered in al-Bukamal, Deir Ezzor, Syria. Eyewitnesses reported that an airstrike targeted vehicles at the al-Hajana roundabout in the town.

By 1730 EST, pro-militia outlet Sabereen reported no casualties and only material losses in the U.S. airstrike. However, as of this publication, eyewitness accounts are claiming that four people were killed when a single transportation vehicle was destroyed.

There has been no comment from the U.S. government as of this publication.

United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.


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