SOHR: Israeli strikes hit Damascus, Aleppo airport • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SOHR: Israeli strikes hit Damascus, Aleppo airport

 

Israeli strikes targeted areas near Damascus as well Aleppo airport late on Wednesday, Syrian state media reported.

“This evening, the Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression with a number of missiles” targeted areas southeast of the Syrian capital, Syrian news agency SANA said, citing a military source.

The reports of strikes near Damascus came several hours after claims that Israel targeted Aleppo airport, in northern Syria, with the missiles causing material damage.

There were no reports of casualties in either incident.

UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that four Israeli missiles struck a runway at the airport in Aleppo as well as warehouses nearby, believed to be containing missiles from Iran, causing explosions and a fire.

Last Thursday, Syria said two civilians were injured in Israeli airstrikes targeting Hama and Tartus.

In June, Israeli airstrikes targeting Damascus airport had caused extensive damage to the runways and control tower, leading to the airport’s closure for almost two weeks.

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes on regime-controlled areas of Syria throughout its 11-year civil war, often claiming to target Iran-affiliated militias, such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah group which supports the Syrian army.

Although Israel has conducted hundreds of airstrikes on regime-controlled areas of Syria over the course of the last decade, it rarely acknowledges them.

They have, however, said that they target bases belonging to the Iran-backed militias and attack arms shipments believed to be bound for the militias.

 

 

Source:  Rudaw