Report: 113 Iranians eliminated over the past month in Israeli strikes on Syria
Israeli strikes on Syria over the past month have led to the deaths of 113 Iranian soldiers, officers and Tehran-backing militias, a report released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims.
According to the report, 140 Iranian militants and at least 28 pro-regime Syrian fighters were killed over the past five months in the explosions of the arms depots and warehouses that were attacked since April and which Syria attributed to Israel.
32,000 armed foreigners are fighting in Syria alongside troops of the Syrian military, the report added.
Some of the foreigners are Lebanese terrorists who are affiliated with Hezbollah, while others are Iranians who are part of the Revolutionary Guards. Other fighters come from Iraq, Afghanistan and Asian countries.
The report stresses that since the Syrian Civil War broke out, some 8,000 non-Syrian fighters who support Assad’s regime have been killed.
1,665 Hezbollah fighters have died in the fighting as well, the report added.
The observatory’s report comes two days after Syrian media claimed that Israel struck a weapons depot near the Damascus International Airport on Saturday night.
“Israel is constantly working to prevent our enemies from arming themselves with advanced weaponry,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday amid reports of the strike.
“Our red lines are as sharp as ever and our determination to enforce them is stronger than ever,” Netanyahu added.
A senior IDF source revealed earlier this month that over the past year there have been around 200 IAF attacks in Syria.
The strikes targeted mainly advanced weapon systems and infrastructure of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on Syrian territory.
Some 800 missiles and bombs were launched.