Israel launched airstrikes in Syria on Monday that killed 14 Iranian and Iraqi fighters, and injured others, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOAR) said on Tuesday.

The opposition monitoring organization said the attack took place in eastern Deir el-Zour province targeting positions of Iranian and Iran-backed fighters, according to an AP report.

Syria’s state news agency reported that the Israeli attack targeted military depots south of Aleppo, but did not mention the strikes killing 14 fighters.

An uptick in Israeli attacks in Syria has been reported in recent weeks. Syrian state media reported on Friday that Israeli helicopters had fired several rockets from its territory in the Golan Heights at targets in southern Syria.

The previous week, official Syrian media reported that Israeli fighter jets had fired missiles at areas near Damascus from Lebanese airspace.

Earlier in April, nine fighters, including six foreigners loyal to the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, were killed in an Israeli airstrike near Palmyra in Syria’s Homs Governorate, according to SOAR.

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