The aircraft of an unidentified country attacked the positions of armed groups of Shiite pro-Iranian militia on the border of Iraq and Syria near the Syrian settlement of Al-Bohmal, reports Sky News Arabia citing its sources.
Unmanned aerial vehicles reportedly had been used in the attack. The airstrike killed five militiamen and wounded nine others. The TV channel's interlocutor added that pro-Iranian forces began to take precautions. They place air defense systems near their positions and their bases.
The previous strike in the same area was carried out on the night of Monday, September 16.
At that time, 10 al-Hashd al-Shaabi militants were killed during the attack. A week earlier, on September 9, an unknown country's air force destroyed an al-Hashd al-Shaabi arms depot near the Iraqi town of Hit, Al-Anbar province.
The raids on Iraqi territory also took place on July 19, 12, 20 and 25 August, when an airstrike killed the field commander of another pro-Iranian group, Kataib Hezbollah, Kazam Ali Muhsan, and destroyed a missile storage facility. A number of foreign and primarily Arab media outlets reported at the time that Israel was behind all these attacks.
In an interview with Channel Nine, the Israeli Prime Minister indirectly confirmed the country's involvement in the raids, saying that Israel would attack its enemies anywhere in the world to ensure its security.