Syrian state media says Israeli strike broken Aleppo airport

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An Israeli airstrike hit the Aleppo airport early Tuesday and put it out of service, Syrian state media reported.

Citing a army supply, the state information company SANA mentioned Israel “carried out an air assault from the path of the Mediterranean Sea, west of Latakia, concentrating on Aleppo Worldwide Airport.”

SANA mentioned the strike “triggered materials harm” to the airport.

It was not instantly clear if there have been any casualties.

There was no remark from Israeli officers. Israel has carried out tons of of strikes on targets inside government-controlled elements of Syria in recent times, together with assaults on the Damascus and Aleppo airports, but it surely hardly ever acknowledges or discusses the operations.

Israel has acknowledged, nevertheless, that it targets bases of Iran-allied militant teams, resembling Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which has despatched hundreds of fighters to assist President Assad’s forces.

Aleppo, which suffered widespread destruction in Syria’s civil battle, was once more closely broken within the lethal 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria final month.

Quite a lot of nations have since despatched assist shipments to the town’s airport.

On Feb. 19, Israeli airstrikes focused residential areas in Syria’s capital, Damascus, killing not less than 5 individuals and wounding 15, in accordance with Syrian state information.

On Jan. 2, the Syrian military mentioned Israel’s army fired missiles towards the capital’s worldwide airport, placing it out of service and killing two troopers.

That assault got here amid Israeli fears the Damascus airport was getting used to funnel Iranian weaponry into the nation.