CAIRO (Reuters) -An Israeli air assault on Syria’s Aleppo airport on Tuesday has broken the runway and brought the airport out of service, the Syrian defence ministry mentioned.
The Israel missile assault was launched from the Mediterranean Sea, west of the coastal metropolis of Latakia, at 8:16 p.m. native time (1716 GMT), the ministry mentioned in an announcement.
Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles, downing a number of of them, the Syrian state information company (SANA) reported earlier on Tuesday.
It was the second reported assault in lower than week. On Aug. 31, Israel fired rockets on the airport, which resulted in materials harm, in accordance with Syrian state media.
Israel has intensified strikes on Syrian airports to disrupt Tehran’s rising use of aerial provide traces to ship arms to allies in Syria and Lebanon together with Hezbollah, regional diplomatic and intelligence sources instructed Reuters.
Tehran has adopted air transport as a extra dependable technique of ferrying navy gear to its forces and allied fighters in Syria, following disruptions to floor transfers.
Final week’s assault broken Aleppo airport simply earlier than the arrival of a airplane from Iran, a commander in an Iran-backed regional alliance who was aware of the incident instructed Reuters.