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Israel bombs Damascus and Aleppo airports, rendering them unusable

According to state media citing a military source, Israeli strikes on Syria's two main airports occurred on Sunday.

According to state media citing a military source, Israeli strikes on Sunday knocked off Syria’s two main airports, with planes rerouted to Latakia, according to the transport ministry.

Facilities attacked for the 2nd time:

While Israeli bombings have routinely grounded planes at government-controlled airports in Damascus and Aleppo, this is the second time the facilities have been attacked at the same time since this month’s confrontation between Israel and Hamas began.

“At around 5.25 a.m. (0225 GMT), the Israeli enemy launched an air attack… targeting Damascus and Aleppo international airports, killing one civilian worker at Damascus airport and injuring another,” a military source said in a statement carried by state news agency SANA.

Further, the transport ministry says:

“Material damage to the airports’ runways rendered them inoperable,” according to the statement. Flights were rerouted to Latakia airport, according to the transport ministry.

According to the statement, the “simultaneous” strikes were launched “from the direction of the Mediterranean west of Latakia and the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan.”

Israeli missiles struck Aleppo airport:

Syria reported that simultaneous strikes took out both Damascus and Aleppo airports on October 12.

Last weekend, Israeli missiles struck Aleppo airport, injuring five people and taking it out of action, according to authorities.

Individual strikes carried out by Israel against Syria are rarely discussed.

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