Car bombing kills two pro-Iran fighters in Syria: Monitor

AFP , Saturday 8 Jun 2024

A car bombing killed two pro-Iran fighters in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor on Saturday, a war monitor said.

File photo: A vehicle destroyed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria. (SANA)


An explosive device went off in an SUV near the Iranian cultural centre, killing two Iran-backed fighters, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Government forces and Iran-backed groups imposed a security cordon around the site of the attack, said the Observatory, a Britain-based organisation.

It was unclear who was behind the attack in Deir Ezzor city, a stronghold of Tehran that is home to Iranian advisers, institutions, and the cultural centre.

Control of Deir Ezzor province, an oil-rich region bordering Iraq, is split between Kurdish forces to the east of the Euphrates and Syrian government forces and their proxies to the west.

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