Israeli Airstrike puts Aleppo Airport out of service

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Israel airstrike targeted Aleppo’s International Airport early on Tuesday, and put it “out of service.

The state-run SANA News Agency cited a military source as saying, “At about 02:07 a.m., the Israeli enemy launched an aerial act of aggression from the direction of the Mediterranean, west of Latakia, targeting Aleppo International Airport.”

Israel airstrike caused serious damage to the airport and put it out of service, SNAN reported.

On Feb.19, five Syrians, including a soldier, were killed and 15 more were wounded in an Israeli missile strike near the capital Damascus.

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes inside Syria over the past few years targeting what it says Iranian-backed militia’s strongholds.

The last Israeli airstrike on Aleppo airport was on Aug. 31, 2022, as several missiles, fired by Israel, targeted the airport, landing on military posts affiliated with Iranian-backed militias, causing material damage.

Reporting by Shella Abdulhalim