No less than one missile reportedly struck the runway of Syria’s second-largest airport

In a second assault on the Aleppo worldwide airport within the span of every week, not less than one missile struck the runway whereas “a number of” have been shot down by Syrian air defenses, the state media in Damascus reported on Tuesday night, blaming Israel for the strike.

“Israeli aggression focused the Aleppo airport,” the Syrian Arab Information Company reported on Tuesday, including that air defenses “shot down a quantity” of missiles fired from worldwide airspace over the Mediterranean Sea.

The strike concerned not less than 5 missiles and took the Aleppo airport out of service as soon as once more, based on a number of native reviews, which couldn’t be independently confirmed.

Tuesday night’s assault is the second strike towards the Aleppo airport within the house of every week. Last Wednesday, a number of Israeli missiles made it previous the Syrian air defenses, placing and damaging the runway and disabling the airport. The identical air raid prompted injury on the Damascus worldwide airport as nicely, but it surely remained operational.

Based on the Russian army, on that event Israeli jets fired a complete of 16 projectiles, together with missiles and glide bombs. Syrian authorities mentioned the Aleppo runway can be repaired by Friday.

The Aleppo airport had solely reopened for civilian visitors in February 2020, having been badly broken by the preventing with Western-backed militants searching for to overthrow the Syrian authorities. Civilian flights out and in of Syria have been rerouted by means of Aleppo in June, after a sequence of Israeli strikes broken the Damascus airport runway.

Israel has repeatedly struck Syria with missiles. On the uncommon events the Israeli authorities has acknowledged the assaults, it has described them as preemptive self-defense towards Iran. Tehran has provided army help to Damascus in recent times towards Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) terrorists and different radical militants.

Syria has denounced the strikes as unlawful and unacceptable. The Overseas Ministry in Damascus knowledgeable the UN final week that Israel will “bear all authorized, ethical, political and monetary duties for intentionally focusing on the worldwide airports of Damascus and Aleppo and for endangering civilian amenities and lives.”

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