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Israel’s airstrike in Syria damages Aleppo Airport runway

An Israeli airstrike on Aleppo Airport in Syria’s north has destroyed the runway and left it dysfunctional.

Following the second alleged attack on the airport in less than a week, the Syrian state media said the airstrike has left the runway out of service.

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According to the SANA news agency, the Israeli missile was fired from the Mediterranean Sea to the west of the coastal city of Latakia, around 8:16pm local time (17:16pm GMT).

Syrian air defenses intercepted Israeli missiles and shot down several of them. There was no reference to victims, just “material damage” was reported.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, the objective of the strike was a warehouse used by a group with support from Iran.

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Three individuals were reported dead on Wednesday from the bombing.

According to the transport ministry, all planes would be diverted to the capital, Damascus.

All of the private airline Cham Wings’ flights from Aleppo will now land at Damascus International Airport, the company announced in a statement.

It was also mentioned that free bus transportation will be provided between the two cities.

According to Syrian state media, Israeli missile attacks on August 31 reportedly caused real damage to the Aleppo airport,

Syria’s foreign minister said last week that the strike “completely destroyed the navigation station with its equipment”.



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