Arabian fighter jets participated in a recent operation targeting
Iranian militia positions in the eastern Syrian city of Albu Kamal
across from the Iraqi border, according to a report by Independent
Arabia citing a western source.
source told the news outlet that the operations resulted in the
killing and wounding of several militants as well as the destruction
of several weapons depots, including missiles and drones.
fighter jets, including jets [from other countries] monitored changes
in the positions of Iranian militias, especially those of the Quds
Force in Albu Kamal and other areas in the Iraqi-Syrian border,
destroying warehouses, batteries, missiles and a drone base all
believed were about to be used by Iran to strike other Saudi targets
after targeting Aramco,” the western source, who declined to be
named, told Independent Arabia.
report said that unidentified drones were reported in the skies over
Albu Kamal city and areas under the control of Iranian militias on
day earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said overnight
airstrikes killed 10 pro-Iranian Iraqi militiamen in Albu Kamal
without specifying who carried them out.
report noted that the strike was the second of its kind to target
Iranian and pro-Iran militias in the city this month.
Al Arabiya correspondent said that explosions were heard in the Iraqi
town of Qa’im on Tuesday near the Syrian border at around 12:30 am.
Update: Wednesday, 18 September 2019 KSA 21:10 - GMT 18:10