Israel strikes Iranian forces in Iraq and Syria

On 19 July, Israel attacked the Ashraf military base in Iraq, 80 kilometers from the Iran-Iraq border, reported the London-based news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat, citing diplomatic sources.

According to the newspaper, the target of the Israeli F-35 of was an arsenal of ballistic missiles which were delivered from Iran. Several Iranian military advisers were killed in the attack.

Al-Arabiya TV also claimed earlier that the base contained Iranian-made ballistic missiles, which were delivered here in trucks designed to transport frozen food. The media also reported that the strike on the base was carried out by a drone.

Earlier, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported that on the night of July 24, 2019  Israel   struck targets in the area of Tel al-Hara, located in the northwestern province of Daraa. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Syrian-based group based in the UK, the attack killed several people and caused material damage. The target of the attack,  were the facilities belonging to the Syrian army, units of the Iranian army and Hezbollah.

The Area of Tel al-Hara is considered to be the most important strategic point of the Syrian Golan, which provides a view of the entire Israel. The Syrian electronic surveillance center  is located there.

Late last year, Assad's army, with the help of Russia, regained control of this strategic point. Later, with the mediation of Moscow, an agreement was reached, to remove any foreign units within 80 kilometers of Tel al-Hara.

A month and a half ago, Damascus had already blamed Israel for the attack on Tel al-Hara.

  Syria, Iran, Iraq