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Israel launches missile attack on Syrian Aleppo airport: gov’t


The Syrian Defense Ministry said the Aleppo airport was damaged by missiles in what is the third Israeli attack in six months.

An Israeli airstrike hit Syria’s Aleppo airport causing some “material damage” in the second attack on the facility this month, the Syrian Defense Ministry said, according to media reports.

marking the third Aleppo airport attack In six months, Israel launched “a series of missiles from the Mediterranean Sea, west of the coastal city of Latakia, at 3:55 am” (00:55 GMT), the Defense Ministry said early Wednesday in a statement on Facebook.

Earlier this month, Syrian state media said that a Israeli airstrike on Aleppo airport it had damaged a runway, which was taken out of service.

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

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes against Syria, but rarely admits responsibility. Israeli officials say the attacks are targeting suspected Iranian-sponsored arms and personnel caches.

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

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