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Strike on Syria airbase kills 3 Iran-backed fighters

By AFP

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A picture taken on April 7th, 2017 shows a view of the Syrian regime's damaged Shayrat airfield in Homs province after it was targeted by US Tomahawk cruise missiles in response to a gas attack that killed 86 people in Khan Sheikhun. [STRINGER/AFP]

A Tuesday (January 14th) missile strike on a Syrian airbase has killed at least three Iran-backed militiamen, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Four missiles hit the T4 base in Homs province, north of Damascus, at around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Syrian state media said, reporting that the strike caused damage but no casualties.

According to the Observatory, however, at least three Iran-backed militiamen were killed.

It said the strike damaged an Iranian arms depot, two military vehicles and a building still under construction.

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said the dead were all non-Syrians, noting that both Iranian forces and Russian military advisers were stationed at the base.

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