Syria says Aleppo airport hit by Israeli strikes

September 01, 2022 / 12:24 AM
Aleppo Airport
Sharjah 24 – AFP: Several Israeli strikes hit Aleppo airport in northern Syria on Wednesday, the official SANA news agency said, also reporting material damage.
"At around 2000 hours (1700 GMT), the Israeli enemy targeted Aleppo international airport with missile fire, causing some material damage at the heart of the facility," the agency said.

It made no mention of casualties.

SANA had earlier reported "the sound of explosions" in the area.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a wide network of sources on the ground for its information, confirmed there had been an attack.

It said four Israeli missiles had targeted the runway and depots at the airport believed to contain missiles supplied by Iran.

The Observatory did not report any casualties, but said the strikes had triggered explosions and fires.

SANA also said on Wednesday that anti-aircraft defences had intercepted "enemy" missiles above the capital Damascus. State television said the missiles were Israeli.

Last Thursday, SANA reported two civilians wounded in a series of Israeli air strikes on the western Hama and Tartus regions.

September 01, 2022 / 12:24 AM

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