Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday discussed bilateral relations, energy cooperation, trade and Gaza with Algeria's leader Abdelmadjid Tebboune in a one-day state visit, according to Algeria's presidency.
Iran's presence and influence in Syria have been a subject of concern for several countries © Mena Today
On a fateful Saturday, the eastern region of Syria witnessed a significant escalation as airstrikes, likely of Israeli origin, struck multiple sites.
The strikes, which claimed the lives of 19 individuals and left nearly 20 others injured, targeted areas affiliated with Iran, according to reports from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Among the casualties, there were 4 Syrians and 6 Iraqis, all of whom were associated with Iran.
The strikes primarily focused on military positions in and around Boukamal, located in the Deir Ezzor province, a region bordering Iraq. The SOHR initially suspected the United States to be behind the airstrikes but later pointed towards the likelihood of Israeli involvement.
The incident highlights the ongoing tensions and the intricate web of interests and influence in Syria, where various international and regional actors are vying for control.
Iran's presence and influence in Syria have been a subject of concern for several countries, particularly Israel, which has expressed unease over Iran's military presence near its borders.
These airstrikes underscore the volatility of the situation in Syria and the potential for further escalation in the region.
As the situation continues to evolve, it remains a complex and challenging landscape with implications that extend beyond Syria's borders.
By John Mareno, Mena Today
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