New Israeli attack on Damascus Airport


Two Syrian soldiers were killed and two others were wounded as a result of an Israeli air strike early Monday morning on Damascus International Airport and its surroundings.

A military source said in a statement to the Syrian government news agency SANA: “About 02:00 (local time) in the morning of this day 23:00 – Sunday evening GMT – the Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression with bursts of missiles from the direction of the northeast of Lake Kinneret, targeting Damascus International Airport and its surroundings”.

The source added, “The attack led to the death of two soldiers, the wounding of two others, some material losses, and the Damascus International Airport was out of service”.

While the Syrian Ministry of Information channel reported via Telegram that “ground anti-aircraft and air defenses are confronting an Israeli aggression in the vicinity of Damascus, and down a number of the aggression’s missiles”.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli army on the attack.

Last year, Israel has intensified its strikes on Damascus International Airport and other civilian airports, allegedly to obstruct Tehran’s increasing use of air supply lines to deliver weapons to its allies in Syria and Lebanon, including Hezbollah.

Syria halted flights to and from the airport in June for nearly two weeks after Israeli strikes caused extensive damage to infrastructure.

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