Syrian state-run information company SANA says Israel carried out airstrikes in opposition to the Aleppo and Damascus airports earlier this morning, damaging the runways and placing them each out of service.
Within the Damascus strike, one civilian employee was killed and one other was wounded, SANA says.
Aleppo Worldwide Airport was allegedly focused by Israel on October 14 and October 12, whereas Damascus Worldwide Airport was allegedly hit solely on the twelfth.
Each airports have been struck quite a few occasions over the previous 12 months, as Israel is believed to be stepping up efforts to stop the cargo of superior weapons from Iran to its varied Center East proxies, chief amongst them Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group.
“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 navy supply mentioned within the assertion carried by state information company SANA.
“Material damage to the airports’ runways put them out of service,” the assertion added. The transport ministry mentioned flights have been diverted to Latakia airport.
The navy supply mentioned the “simultaneous” strikes got here “from the direction of the Mediterranean west of Latakia and from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan”, based on the assertion.
On October 12, simultaneous strikes knocked each Damascus and Aleppo airports out of service, Syria mentioned on the time.
Final weekend, Israeli strikes focused Aleppo airport, wounding 5 individuals, a struggle monitor reported, additionally placing it out of service, based on the authorities.
Throughout greater than a decade of struggle in Syria, Israel has launched a whole bunch of air strikes on its northern neighbour, primarily concentrating on Iran-backed forces and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters in addition to Syrian military positions.
Israel not often feedback on particular person strikes it carries out on Syria, nevertheless it has repeatedly mentioned it won’t permit its arch foe Iran, which helps President Bashar al-Assad’s authorities, to increase its presence there.
(with inputs from businesses)