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Two pro-Iranian fighters killed in car bomb attack in Deir Ezzor

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On Saturday, a car bomb attack in Deir Ezzor, a city in eastern Syria, resulted in the death of two pro-Iranian fighters, according to reports from a monitoring group. 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that an explosive device detonated in a vehicle near the Iranian cultural center © Mena Today 

On Saturday, a car bomb attack in Deir Ezzor, a city in eastern Syria, resulted in the death of two pro-Iranian fighters, according to reports from a monitoring group. 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that an explosive device detonated in a vehicle near the Iranian cultural center, causing the fatalities. The identity of the attackers remains unknown.

Following the explosion, government forces and Iran-backed groups swiftly established a security cordon around the site of the attack. The SOHR, a UK-based NGO with a comprehensive network of sources in Syria, provided these details but did not specify who might be responsible for the bombing.

Since the onset of Syria's civil war in 2011, which has fragmented the nation, Iran and its allied groups, including Hezbollah, have been staunch supporters of President Bashar al-Assad's regime. 

The war, ignited by the violent suppression of pro-democracy protests, has led to over half a million deaths and widespread destruction of Syria’s infrastructure.

Deir Ezzor province, rich in oil and bordering Iraq, is a strategically significant area divided between Kurdish forces east of the Euphrates River and Syrian government forces to the west. Iran maintains a presence in this region, with advisors, institutions, and the Iranian cultural center located there.

The presence of Iranian-backed groups in Deir Ezzor highlights the ongoing geopolitical struggle within Syria, where various factions vie for control over resource-rich territories. 

This latest attack underscores the volatile security situation and the persistent threat of violence even in areas under strong military control.

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