An Israeli airstrike early Wednesday targeted the international airport in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, causing material damage and putting it out of service, Syria’s state news agency reported. It was the second attack on the facility this month.
Sana quoted an unnamed military official as saying Israeli warplanes fired the missiles toward Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and once commercial center, while flying over the Mediterranean Sea. It did not mention any casualties.
Bassem Mansour, head of Syria’s civil aviation, told the pro-government Sham FM radio station the strike damaged the airport’s runway and put the facility out of service. Repair work has started, he said, adding thet “the airport will resume work within a short period.”