News ID: 111954
Publish Date : 30 January 2023 - 21:50

Air Raid Targets Iran Humanitarian  Convoy at  Syria-Iraq Border

TEHRAN -- An Iranian convoy of more than two dozen trucks carrying food, including flour and rice, has come under an aerial attack as it was leaving the western Iraqi province of Anbar and entering Syria’s northeastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
Informed sources said aircraft fired three rockets at the convoy, consisting of 25 trucks and carrying humanitarian aid, as it was rumbling through the Albu Kamal border crossing and heading toward Syrian territory late on Sunday.
Two of the rockets missed the target, while one hit a truck, without causing any casualties. The remaining trucks entered Syria later on.
Earlier, Lebanon’s Arabic-language Al Mayadeen television news network reported that three Iranian aid trucks were struck in the aerial attack.
Citing local sources who asked not to be named, the television said the attack took place right after the second batch was about to enter Syrian soil.
It said the bombing left no casualties, adding that the convoy “did not carry any weapons or military hardware” and had obtained all necessary legal approvals from Syrian authorities.
Last December, the former Israeli military chief of staff confirmed that the occupying regime was behind an early November attack on an Iranian fuel convoy heading to Lebanon near the Syria-Iraq border, saying that the airstrike was carried out by the Zionist air force.
Lieutenant general Aviv Kochavi claimed during a conference on December 14 that the Israeli spy agency had detected the convoy and launched the aerial assault.
Iraqi security and border officials said an airstrike targeted a convoy of 22 tankers carrying Iranian fuel that had entered Qa’im border crossing on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq late on November 8.