Israeli reconnaissance satellite unveils the effects of airstrikes in Syria

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TEL AVIV, (BM) – BulgarianMilitary.com has learned that the Israeli company ImageSat International, the operator of the Eros-B surveillance satellite, provided NEWSru.co.il with images showing the effects of attacks carried out last week on targets based on the Shiite pro-Iranian group Kataib Imam Ali (Imam Ali Battalions) in the Al-Bukamal region in eastern Syria (Deir-ez-Zor province) near the border with Iraq.

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Judging by these images, the military base of the pro-Iranian group is completely destroyed.

The ImageSat publication notes that the attack is “attributed to the US Army,” but the company does not have any information on this subject and does not make any statements.

Satellite images taken on March 18 show that thirteen of the 15 objects at this base are completely destroyed. In this case, we are talking about both aboveground and underground military facilities.

Thus, there were suggestions that the Israeli Air Force could also be behind the attacks in eastern Syria.

As reported by EADaily, on the night of March 12, American aircraft launched a series of targeted attacks on pro-Iranian paramilitary groups that are part of the “Popular Mobilization Force” (Hashd al-Shaabi) of Iraq. This was in response to rocket fire at a base of United States-led coalition forces north of Baghdad that killed two US troops, one US civilian specialist, and one British military.

Along the Taji military base north of Baghdad, where soldiers and officers of the coalition forces are stationed, 18 missiles were fired on the evening of March 11, presumably from Katyusha-type installations. Not a single group claimed responsibility for the strike.

A few hours after the rocket bombardment of the US Air Force attacked the objects of pro-Iranian militias on the border of Iraq and Syria. According to military sources, 26 Khashd al-Shaabi fighters were killed as a result of these air raids.

The next day, March 13, five militiamen and one civilian became victims of a U.S. Air Force strike on an airport in the Iraqi Karbala region. The US Department of Defense said the attacks were carried out on five arms depots near Karbala, which were used by militants of the pro-Iranian militant group Kataib Hezbollah.

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