According to Syria’s official SANA news agency, the strikes hit the areas of Albu Kamal and Deir Ezzor. The report said officials were assessing if any damage or casualties were caused.

Iran Press/Middle East: Israeli airstrikes after midnight Tuesday targeted a number of sites near the Iraqi border, Syrian media reported with a watchdog group saying up to 16 people had been killed in the strikes.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-Syrian opposition organization said that at least 18 strikes had targetted and up to 16 soldiers killed.

So far the Syrian Army not confirmed any casualties.

The claim could not be verified and was not reported by official sources in Syria. The group has regularly been accused by Syrian war analysts of inflating casualty numbers.

"At 1:10 am, 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.


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