Vehicles were reportedly hit by airstrikes at the al-Qaim crossing FILE PHOTO © AFP / Wadih Helo
Iranian trucks crossing from Iraq into Syria were attacked by drones on Sunday, Al Arabiya reported citing “opposition activists and a pro-government radio station.” The al-Qaim crossing is controlled by Iranian fighters, according to local media.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the strike.
The drones allegedly fired a warning shot to allow the truck drivers to abandon their cargo, though there were conflicting reports on whether anyone was hurt. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed ambulances rushed to the area to treat the injured, while the Times of Israel suggested there were no reports of injuries.
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While an official with an “Iran-backed militia” in Baghdad confirmed to Al Arabiya there had been an airstrike, he claimed only one truck had been targeted and did not mention casualties.
The attack comes hours after a drone strike on an Iranian weapons factory in Isfahan. Israel was reportedly responsible for that attack, according to US officials cited by the Wall Street Journal. Tehran condemned the assault as a “cowardly” attack meant to spread “insecurity,” confirming its air defenses had brought down one drone and blown up two others. (RT)
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