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Syria Aleppo Airport to resume operations following air strike - Ministry

August 29, 2023 at 7:49 pm

A view of Aleppo International Airport [wikipedia]

Air traffic at Syria’s Aleppo Airport will resume on Tuesday, following an Israeli air strike, Reuters reports. 

Operations will restart at the Airport at midnight (2200 GMT), Syria’s Transport Ministry said.

An Israeli air attack put the Airport out of service on Monday, the Syrian Defence Ministry said, while regional intelligence sources said an Iranian arms depot was hit.

Israel has intensified strikes on Syrian airports and air bases, in particular, to disrupt Iran’s use of aerial supply lines to deliver arms to its allies, including Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah, which has also deployed fighters to back Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

Damascus denies allegations that Iran, whose top military officials frequently visit Syria and have signed deals to supply advanced weapons, has an extensive presence in the country, saying they only have military advisers who help its armed forces.

READ: Israeli airstrike targets Aleppo airport in Syria: Reports