Update: Syrian media reports the Damascus airport came back into service at 9:00 am Damascus time
Israel launched more missile strikes on Syria early Monday, targeting the Damascus International Airport and putting it out of service as Israeli strikes against Syrian airports have become more frequent.
According to the Syrian military, the missile strikes killed two Syrian soldiers, wounded two more, and caused material damage in a nearby location. Israel rarely comments on its operations in Syria and has not acknowledged the strikes.
Israel frames its strikes in Syria as operations against Iran and Hezbollah, but they often kill Syrian soldiers and damage civilian infrastructure. Monday’s attacks marked the second time in seven months that Israel put the Damascus airport out of commission.
The UN said that Israel’s airstrikes on the Damascus airport last June halted the delivery of aid flights into Syria for two weeks. Israel has also recently targeted the Aleppo International Airport. The airport was targeted multiple times in September and had to be shut down for a few days as a result.