Israel launched an airstrike on Syria’s Aleppo International Airport. Due to the damage to the runway, the operation of the airport has been stopped.
Syrian state news media SANA reported that Israel launched a missile attack on Aleppo airport on Tuesday morning. However, it was not immediately known whether there were any casualties in the attack. And so far nothing has been said from Israel about this attack.
According to Sana’s report citing military sources, Israel launched airstrikes from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea, west of Latakia, targeting the Aleppo International Airport. The attack caused ‘material damage’ to the airport and rendered the airport unusable.
The city of Aleppo has already suffered extensive damage due to the ongoing civil war in Syria. In the meantime, the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the border area of Turkey’s south and Syria’s northwest on February 6 caused more extensive damage to the city. After that earthquake, different countries of the world were helping Syria. That aid was coming into the country through Aleppo airport.
For nearly a decade, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes against suspected pro-Iranian arms transfers and personnel deployments in neighboring Syria. However, the country has rarely acknowledged or discussed these attacks.
Source: Al Jazeera