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Israel launches missile attack on Syria’s Aleppo airport: Gov’t



The Syrian defense ministry said Aleppo airport has been damaged by missiles in what is the third Israeli attack in six months.

An Israeli airstrike hit Aleppo’s Syrian airport and caused some “material damage” in the second attack on the facility this month, the Syrian defense ministry said, according to news reports.

Marking the third attack on Aleppo airport in six months, Israel launched “a number of missiles from the Mediterranean Sea, west of the coastal town of Latakia, at 03:55 am” (00:55 GMT), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Defense early Wednesday in a statement on Facebook.

Earlier this month, Syrian state media said an Israeli airstrike at Aleppo airport damaged a runway, which had been taken out of service.

The attack on Aleppo airport, a city badly damaged by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit southern Turkey and northwestern Syria in February, forced a diversion of humanitarian aid, according to state media. aid to Damascus and Latakia.

Israel has launched hundreds of airstrikes against Syria, but rarely admits responsibility. Israeli officials say the attacks target suspected Iranian-sponsored weapons caches and personnel.

The attacks are said to be part of an escalation of what has been a low-intensity conflict against what Israel describes as Iran-affiliated targets in Syria that support President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war that began in 2011.


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