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'Car bombing kills two pro-Iran fighters in Syria'

By AFP - Jun 09,2024 - Last updated at Jun 09,2024

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

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 with a network of sources on the ground in the war-torn country.

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 Iran-backed Syrian government forces and their proxies to the west.

 

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