Israel launched strikes on Syria’s two main airports, in Damascus and the northern city of Aleppo, knocking them out of service, Syrian state media said.
The simultaneous attacks damaged the runways at both airports, “putting them out of service”.
The Israeli military generally does not comment on its operations
These would be the first Israeli strikes against Syria since Hamas carried out its largest attack against Israel in decades on Saturday, October 7.
The harmful influence of Iran
Syria and Iran are close allies and Tehran’s influence has grown since Syrian authorities began supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war that began in 2011. Syria has denied that Tehran has a significant military presence in the country. Who will believe it?
The latest strikes against Syria come a day before Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian’s planned visit to the country.