Nine pro-govt fighters killed in Israeli strike near Damascus: monitor

Beirut (AFP) – At least nine pro-government fighters were killed Tuesday in an Israeli missile strike near Damascus, a monitor said. 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and other Iranian-backed combattants were killed in the strike on the district of Kissweh, south of the capital.

The Observatory’s head Rami Abdel Rahman said the strike “targeted weapons stores belonging to the Revolutionary Guard.”