The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Amid escalating events in Palestine | Israeli airstrikes hit Aleppo and Damascus airports

Israeli fighter jets executed new airstrikes in light of the ongoing violations of Syria’s sovereignty.


The first airstrike targeted Damascus international airport, along with hearing several explosions in Aleppo as a result of another Israeli airstrike on Aleppo international airport, amid reports about putting them out of service.


Meanwhile, plumes of smoke were seen rising from the targeted sites, where air defences attempted to intercept the airstrikes. However, no casualties have been reported yet.


SOHR documented 34 attacks in 2023: 26 airstrikes and eight rocket attacks by ground forces, during which Israel targeted several positions in Syria, destroying nearly 71 targets, including buildings, weapons and ammunitions warehouses, headquarters, centres and vehicles. These strikes killed 72 combatants and injured 85 others. The fatalities are distributed as follows:


  • Two members of Islamic Jihadists.


  • 26 members of regime forces, including two officers.


  • 31 Iranian-backed non-Syrian militiamen.


  • Six members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).


  • Four Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen.


  • Three members of the Lebanese Hezbollah.


In addition, those attacks left a man and a woman dead and other civilians injured.


The attacks are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Damascus and Rif Dimashq: 14 attacks.


  • Al-Quneitera: seven attacks.


  • Hama: two attacks.


  • Tartus: three attacks.


  • Aleppo: five attacks.


  • Al-Suwaidaa: three attacks.


  • Daraa: two attacks.


  • Homs: three attacks.


  • Deir Ezzor: one attack.


SOHR would like to point out that Israel sometimes targeted more than one province in a single attack.