The Israeli army has carried out hundreds of air and missile strikes on Syria since the civil war broke out in 2011. File/AFP
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There was Israeli aggression on areas in Deir Al Zor and Albu Kamal in Syria, targeting arms depots and military positions in eastern Syria killed at least seven Syrian soldiers and 16 allied fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.
The Britain-based war monitor said "the second wave of Israeli raids in Syria this year .... killed 23".
The Israeli air force carried out more than 18 strikes against multiple targets in an area stretching from the eastern town of Deir Ezzor to the Boukamal desert at the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to the Britain-based war monitor.
The Syrian state news agency SANA reported the strikes but without giving further details.
“At 1:10am, the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial assault on the town of Deir Ezzor and the Boukamal region,” SANA said, citing a military source.
“The results of the aggression are currently being verified,” it added.
It was the second wave of Israeli raids in Syria in less than a week.
The last strikes on Jan.7 targeted positions in southern Syria and south of the capital Damascus, killing three pro-Iran fighters.
Israel hit around 50 targets in Syria in 2020, according to an annual report released in late December by the Israeli military.
The Israeli army has carried out hundreds of air and missile strikes on Syria since the civil war broke out in 2011.
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