Missile Attack by Israeli F-16s Knocks out Runway of Syria's Aleppo Airport

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  • 06:25 AM, May 3, 2023
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Missile Attack by Israeli F-16s Knocks out Runway of Syria's Aleppo Airport
Aleppo International Airport

Israeli F-16 fighters fired missiles at civil infrastructure facilities in Syria’s Aleppo governorate, disabling the airport’s runway.

"From 11:32 p.m. to 11:37 p.m. on May 1, two F-16 tactical fighter jets from the Israeli Air Force delivered missile strikes on civil infrastructure facilities in the Aleppo governorate. As a result, a runway at the international airport was knocked out of operation," Oleg Gurinov, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria (a division of the Russian defense ministry), said on Tuesday.

One person was killed and seven more were wounded in the attacks.

The Syria television channel reported earlier that a runway of the Nayrab airport in the city of Aleppo was damaged as a result of the airstrikes delivered by Israeli warplanes.

Syrian air defenses intercepted the Israeli missiles on the vicinity of Aleppo and shot down a number of them, Syrian state media claimed Monday.

Israel has been carrying out attacks against what it has described as Iran-linked targets in Syria, where Tehran's influence has grown since it began supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war that started in 2011.

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