Drone attack in Syria: Four killed, eight injured

A war monitor said a drone strike in government-held eastern Syria on Wednesday killed four people in an area controlled by Iran-backed groups. “Four people were killed and eight wounded in a drone strike near an arms factory belonging to Iran-backed groups and a truck carrying weapons,” Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP.

There was no immediate information on who carried out the attack in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor.

Abdel Rahman said it targeted a part of the city that is home to the residences of top Iranian commanders and senior officials of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, as well as an Iranian hospital to treat cholera patients.

Pro-Iranian groups aligned with the Syrian government, including Hezbollah, are heavily deployed south and west of the Euphrates River, which runs through Deir Ezzor province.

The Observatory said Wednesday’s attack followed a series of unprovoked drone attacks on January 30 that targeted a suspected Iranian arms convoy in the province and killed 11 people, including an Iranian commander.

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