Aleppo International Airport in northwestern Syria was under a new Israeli attack, which is the second in a month, on Wednesday, which caused material damage, according to the official Syrian News Agency (SANA).
These strikes are the second that targeted Aleppo Airport during the month of March, after the bombing of it on the seventh of this month, which put this vital facility out of service for days after it was a major destination for aid planes arriving in Syria since the devastating earthquake.
“3:55 (local time) today (Wednesday), the Israeli enemy carried out an air attack with missiles from the direction of the Mediterranean, west of Latakia, targeting the vicinity of Aleppo airport,” SANA quoted a Syrian military source as saying in a statement.
The Syrian Army source added that the attack caused some material damage at the airport.
“Technical committees are inspecting the airport’s condition and its readiness to receive today’s planes,” the Syrian Ministry of Transport, Suleiman Khalil, told AFP.
For its part, the London based, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that Israeli air raid targeted the campus of Aleppo International Airport and a weapons depot belonging to the Iranian forces in the vicinity of the airport, which led to its complete destruction.
The Aleppo airport was temporarily out of service as a result of the attack, without information on human casualties.
Since the earthquake that struck the country on February 6, Aleppo International Airport has received 82 relief aid planes, according to the Syrian Ministry of Transport.
On March 12, three people were killed as a result of Israeli shelling on several locations in central and western Syria.
Israel on the other hand, rarely confirms the implementation of strikes in Syria, but it repeats that it will continue to confront what it describes as Iran’s attempts to consolidate its military presence in Syria.