Israeli Airstrikes Again Target Syria’s Aleppo Airport

Syrian media says one Syrian soldier was killed, and five soldiers and two civilians were wounded

Israeli airstrikes put Syria’s Aleppo airport out of service and hit other targets on the outskirts of the city on Monday night, Syria’s SANA news agency reported.

The strikes killed one Syrian soldier and wounded five more soldiers and two civilians.

“At around 11:35 this evening, the Israeli enemy carried out an air attack with barrages of missiles from the direction southeast of Aleppo, targeting Aleppo International Airport and a number of points in the vicinity of Aleppo,” a military source told SANA.

The incident marked the third time since March that Israeli airstrikes put the Aleppo International Airport out of service. The city of Aleppo was devastated by the earthquake that hit Syria and Turkey in February, and the airport has been a vital channel for aid.

Israeli airstrikes on Syria have ramped up in recent months as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been facing a political crisis over his planned judicial overhaul. On Saturday, Israel bombed the Syrian city of Homs, wounding three civilians.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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