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DAMASCUS, Syria — An Israeli airstrike early Wednesday focused the worldwide airport of the northern Syrian metropolis of Aleppo, inflicting materials injury within the second assault on the power this month, state media report.
State information company SANA, quoting an unnamed army official, didn’t point out if the strike triggered any deaths or accidents. It mentioned warplanes fired the missiles towards Aleppo, Syria’s largest metropolis and as soon as industrial middle, whereas flying over the Mediterranean.
The airport has been one of many fundamental channels for the circulate of assist into the nation after the Feb. 6 earthquake hit Turkey and Syria, killing over 50,000 folks, together with greater than 6,000 in Syria.
On March 7, an Israeli airstrike put the airport out of service for a number of days and flights had been rerouted to 2 different airports within the war-torn nation till the injury was mounted.
Israel has carried out a whole bunch of strikes on targets inside government-controlled components of Syria in recent times, together with assaults on the Damascus and Aleppo airports, nevertheless it hardly ever acknowledges or discusses the operations.
Israel has acknowledged, nonetheless, that it targets bases of Iran-allied militant teams, resembling Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which has despatched hundreds of fighters to help Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.
Israel has focused airports and seaports within the government-held components of Syria in an obvious try to stop arms shipments from Iran to militant teams backed by Tehran, together with Lebanon’s Hezbollah.