More than 50 people were killed in Israeli air strikes in eastern Syria last night. This was reported by AFP on its Twitter page.
According to the latest information, the death toll reached 57. It said the airstrikes were the deadliest in Syria since the start of the conflict.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the attack killed nine Syrian soldiers and 31 members of pro-Iranian groups. Another 37 people were wounded. It is reported that Israeli aircraft carried out at least 18 strikes in the area between the city of Deir ez-Zor and the border between Syria and Iraq.
The Israeli military has repeatedly shelled Syrian territory. In particular, on December 30 airstrikes were launched against the air defense systems of the Syrian army near Damascus, killing one soldier and wounding three more. Tel Aviv attributed this to a desire to prevent modern weapons from falling into the hands of its enemies, particularly the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, which fights on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and is controlled by Tehran.
Earlier in November, it was reported that the Israeli army attacked the Syrian military near Damascus. The attack came from the Golan Heights in the southern outskirts of the city.