Israel has again carried out deadly airstrikes in Syria. The attack targeted the international airport of the northern city of Aleppo in the early hours of Tuesday morning. One Syrian soldier was killed and several others were injured.
Besides, the operation of Aleppo airport has been stopped after the attack. Qatar-based Al Jazeera reported this information in a report on Tuesday, citing Syrian state media.
According to the report, one Syrian soldier was killed in the attack before daylight and two civilians and five other Syrian soldiers were wounded, the state news agency SANA quoted a military official as saying.
However, there was no immediate statement from Israeli authorities to The Associated Press news agency about the attack.
On February 6, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 shook the southern part of Turkey and northwestern Syria. About 54,000 people were killed. More than 48,000 people lost their lives in Turkey alone. On the other hand, the death toll in Syria is more than 6,000.
And Jazeera reports that war-torn Syria is in dire need of international aid after a deadly earthquake struck, with Aleppo International Airport becoming the main channel for aid to flow into the country. And Israel attacked that airport in the dark of night.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the attack targeted an arms depot near the airport. The Observatory also reported an Israeli raid on a military airport in the countryside of Ale Appor. However, Syrian state media did not report on the attack.
Earlier in March, Israel launched two attacks on Aleppo airport, which closed the airport for several days.
It should be noted that Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes inside the country since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011. These attacks have targeted government installations as well as allied Iran-backed forces and Hezbollah fighters.
Israel, however, has rarely commented publicly on such operations in Syria.
Iran has also increased its military presence in Syria in recent years and has a presence in most state-controlled areas of the war-torn country. Western intelligence sources even claim that thousands of Iranian-led militias and members of local paramilitary groups are stationed in Syria.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government has never publicly acknowledged that Iranian forces are working on its behalf in the Syrian civil war. Instead, the Assad regime says only Tehran’s military advisers are on Syrian soil.