On June 28, unidentified aircraft (most likely Israeli) struck positions of Iranian-backed forces near the town of al-Bukamal, on the western bank of the Euphrates in eastern Syria, according to reports by pro-militant sources. The strikes allegedly hit positions of pro-Iranian forces in the al-Sayyal area supposedly killing 9 personnel and destroyed a weapon depot.
Reports specualte that the June 28 strike was the second in the last 2 days. A day earlier, on June 27, airstrike allegedly hit the area of the village of Al-Abbas near al-Bukamal injuring at least 4 fighters.
Last week, pro-Iranian groups deployed additional reinforcements to the al-Bukamal and al-Mayadin countrysides in order to contain the intensifying ISIS attacks in the desert area. Nonetheless, it seems that some parties are not happy to see these efforts.