Iranian targets were struck in eastern Syria on Wednesday, according to Hebrew media reports.
The attack reportedly occurred in the vicinity of Deir ez-Zor, the largest city in the eastern part of the country. The planes reportedly targeted sites in Al Mayadin, east of Deir ez-Zor.
According to Arabic language sources, three members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were killed in the strike with several other IRGC members wounded. The Arabic sources also said that the attack was part of the international coalition, which includes the United States and Israel.
Israel has not commented, but the strikes came after Israeli army Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi confirmed an airstrike was carried out by the Israeli Air Force in early November on a convoy carrying Iranian weapons near the Syria-Iraq border. At the time of that incident, the Israeli military declined to comment, in accordance with its general policy of not confirming its involvement in specific strikes in Syria.
Why Kohavi, who will complete his term as military chief of staff next month, chose to acknowledge the responsibility of the Israeli army in the strike has not been clearly established.
In recent years, Israel has reportedly carried out hundreds of strikes on targets inside government-controlled parts of Syria, but rarely acknowledges or discusses these operations. However, Israel’s army chief acknowledged that his forces were targeting arms shipments and militias allied with Iran, such as Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite terrorist organization.