In a second attack on the Aleppo international airport in the span of a week, at least one missile struck the runway while “several” were shot down by Syrian air defenses, the state media in Damascus reported on Tuesday evening, blaming Israel for the strike.
“Israeli aggression targeted the Aleppo airport,” the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on Tuesday, adding that air defenses “shot down a number” of missiles fired from international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea.
The strike involved at least five missiles and took the Aleppo airport out of service once again, according to several local reports, which could not be independently confirmed.
Tuesday evening’s attack is the second strike against the Aleppo airport in the space of a week. Last Wednesday, several Israeli missiles made it past the Syrian air defenses, striking and damaging the runway and disabling the airport. The same air raid caused damage at the Damascus international airport as well, but it remained operational.