Photo Credit: Muhammad Najem
A Russian police checkpoint on the way to Idlib

Multiple sources reported Saturday that 10 members of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization were killed in an attack by Turkey on the group’s headquarters near the strategic town of Saraqeb in eastern Idlib province of northern Syria.

Around 48 pro-regime forces including Syrian government soldiers, local fighters and Iranian-backed militias were killed, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which reported that Hezbollah officers were among the dead.

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SOHR also reported on Saturday that Syrian regime and Russian warplanes have continued their air strikes on the Saraqeb as well.

Hezbollah fighters have been actively involved in the war together with Syrian regime forces starting as early as 2012.

At least 30 others were wounded in the attack by Turkish forces using missiles and drones, according to Reuters.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.