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At least three killed, including a Syrian officer, by an Israeli strike on Aleppo airport

MADRID, 7 Mar.

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At least three killed, including a Syrian officer, by an Israeli strike on Aleppo airport


At least three people have died this Tuesday in Syria, including a military officer, as a result of an attack perpetrated by the Israeli Army against the Aleppo airport facilities, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

"Reliable" sources consulted by the aforementioned organization have detailed that the Israeli forces have attacked the Aleppo airport from the sea with several missiles, three of which have reached their objective and have destroyed the airstrip.

Aleppo airport is now scheduled to remain closed for several days due to the extent of the damage, which is however not extensive. Specialized teams have begun repair work just hours after the attack.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has stressed that this is the fourth attack carried out by the Israeli Army in Syrian territory since the beginning of 2023, three of which consisted of air strikes.

Earlier, the Syrian state agency, SANA, had reported that Israel had carried out an early-morning "air aggression" from positions in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Latakia, and directed against the Aleppo airport.

The Syrian authorities stated that the attack had caused "material damage" at the airport, which had been left "out of service", without commenting on the extent of material damage to the facilities.

Aleppo airport has received in recent weeks numerous flights with international aid for those affected by the earthquakes on February 6 in southern Turkey, near the border with Syria, which have left more than 50,000 dead in both countries, including about 6,000 in the Arab country.

Israel generically recognizes attacks in Syria arguing that it acts to prevent the establishment of Iranian bases in the country and the shipment of weapons to the Lebanese Shiite militia party Hezbollah by the Iranian authorities, which support Damascus within the framework of the war that broke out in 2011.