At least 10 killed in airstrikes in Syria; perpetrators unknown

At least 10 people were killed in airstrikes in Syria near the border with Iraq overnight, a London-based observer group claimed Tuesday.

According to a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 10 people died in airstrikes on positions held by pro-Iranian Shi ite militias in Al Bukamal, Syria, close to the Iraqi border.

While there have been no claims of responsibility, some Arab media outlets, including Iraq s Al-Afaq claimed Israel was behind the airstrikes.

Last week, a base belonging to militias in that same area was attacked by unidentified aircraft. Al-Arabiya reported 21 people were killed in the air strike.

There have been several attacks against Iraqi militias in recent weeks that have been attributed to Israel, which has not commented on the reports.