Israeli strikes Sunday put out of service war-torn Syria’s two major airports, state media reported citing a army supply, with the transport ministry saying flights had been re-routed to Latakia.
Whereas Israeli strikes have repeatedly brought about the grounding of flights on the government-controlled airports within the capital Damascus and the northern metropolis of Aleppo, it’s the second time simultaneous strikes have hit the services since this month’s battle between Israel and Hamas started.
“At around 5:25 am (0225 GMT), the Israeli enemy carried out… an air attack… targeting Damascus and Aleppo international airports, leading to the death of a civilian worker at Damascus airport and wounding another,” the army supply stated within the assertion carried by state information company SANA.
The wounded employee later died, state tv reported, citing a transport ministry supply.
The army supply stated the “simultaneous” strikes got here “from the direction of the Mediterranean west of Latakia and from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan”, in keeping with the assertion.
“Material damage to the airports’ runways put them out of service,” the assertion added.
The transport ministry stated flights had been diverted to Latakia airport.
On October 12, simultaneous strikes knocked each Damascus and Aleppo airports out of service, Syria stated on the time.
Final weekend, Israeli strikes focused Aleppo airport, wounding 5 folks, a warfare monitor reported, and in addition placing it out of service, in keeping with the authorities.
Throughout greater than a decade of warfare in Syria, Israel has launched a whole bunch of air strikes on its northern neighbour, primarily focusing on Iran-backed forces and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, in addition to Syrian military positions.
Israel hardly ever feedback on particular person strikes it carries out on Syria, but it surely has repeatedly stated it is not going to enable its arch-foe Iran, which helps President Bashar al-Assad’s authorities, to broaden its presence there.