Mon­i­tor: 42 killed by Is­raeli strikes in Syria this week

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - WORLD -

A wave of Is­raeli strikes on sus­pected mil­i­tary po­si­tions in Syria this week killed 42 peo­ple, in­clud­ing at least 19 Ira­ni­ans, a Syria war mon­i­tor re­ported Sat­ur­day.

The Bri­tain-based Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights said the death toll from at­tacks early Thurs­day has risen from 23 to 27, in­clud­ing at least 11 Ira­ni­ans and six Syr­ian sol­diers, in­clud­ing three of­fi­cers.

In to­tal, 42 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 19 Ira­ni­ans, were killed over two days of strikes ac­cord­ing to the Ob­ser­va­tory.

The es­ca­la­tion be­tween Is­rael and Iran has raised fears the re­gion may be slid­ing into an un­prece­dented di­rect con­fronta­tion be­tween the two arch­en­e­mies.

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