19 killed in US airstrikes on pro-Iran militia after attacks on Syrian air bases

FILE PHOTO: US Joint Chiefs Chair Army General Mark Milley speaks with forces at a US military base in Northeast Syria. Photo: REUTERS/Phil Stewart.

Maya Gebeily

The death toll in US air strikes on pro-Iran installations in eastern Syria has risen to 19 fighters, a Syrian war monitor said on Saturday, in one of the deadliest exchanges between the US and Iran-aligned forces in years.