Syria: Aleppo airport disabled by Israeli bombardment

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A Israeli army bombardment decommissioned early this morning theairport of Syria’s second largest city, Aleppo.

At around 4:30 a.m., the Israeli enemy carried out an air assault from the Mediterranean, west of Latakia, against Aleppo International Airport“, causing “material damage on the tarmac that put the airport out of service“, reported the official Syrian news agency Sana. An official from the Syrian Ministry of Transport, Sleiman Khalil, told theAFP that “the airport’s only operational tarmac was damaged“.

Closed for eight years due to the civil war, Aleppo International Airport was gradually reopened to civilian flights from February 2020. It is served by the private company Cham Wings Airlines and the national company Syrian Airlinesand is connected, in addition to the Syrian capital Damascus, to Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Kuwait City, Sharjah and Tehran.

The Aleppo region, where groups linked to Iran and its allies are very present, and the airport have been targeted on several occasions by Israeli raids since the beginning of the year.

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