Israeli airstrike puts Aleppo Int’l airport out of service

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DAMASCUS — The official Syrian SANA news broadcaster reported Monday morning, August 28, that Israeli army forces carried out an airstrike on Aleppo International Airport, causing heavy damage and putting it out of service. اضافة اعلان

An hour after the attack was reported, the Civil Aviation Authority of Syria issued a notice to the pilots that the only runway at the airport in Aleppo was closed for repair work in the wake of the attack.

According to the report, the attack took place around 4:30 a.m., Israeli media reported. The Arabic-language Sputnik network reported that Syrian air defense systems were activated to intercept the Israeli attack, but that only some of the missiles were successfully intercepted.

Previous incursions
The report came a week after an Israeli attack in the area of the Syria’s capital, Damascus. According to the Syrian media reports at the time of the attack, explosions were heard in the area of the capital city and the Syrian Ministry of Defense said that the attack took place at 11:05 p.m. from the direction of the Golan Heights, and that a Syrian soldier was injured in the attack.

The Syrian Network for Monitoring Human Rights, an organization based in London and affiliated with the opposition in the country, later reported that two people were killed in the attack, and that the Syrian air defense systems were activated against the Israeli attack, in an attempt to intercept the missiles. He also reported that Israeli missiles hit at least three Russian army sites in Syria.

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