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Syria: Israeli Airstrike Hits Aleppo Airport, Puts It Out Of Service

Not the first time that the international airport in Aleppo was attacked by Israel. The new airstrike occurred in the early morning of Monday which damaged the runway and put the airport out of service.

Fire at Syria port after Israeli attack
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The international airport in Aleppo City, Syria was attacked by Israel on Monday damaging the runway. The local report said that the airport had been put out of service due to the damages. 

According to reports, around 4:30 am on Monday Israeli planes came from the Mediterranean Sea towards Aleppo but no casualties have been reported in the attack. 

The airport has been targeted several times this year, including two attacks in March that also put it out of service.

There was no immediate comment from Israeli officials, reported AP.

Israel has conducted numerous strikes on Syrian government-controlled areas, targeting sites such as the Damascus and Aleppo airports. However, these operations are rarely acknowledged or discussed. Reportedly, the strikes often target Syrian military forces or groups that are backed by Iran.

Israel has targeted airports and sea ports in the government-held parts of Syria in an apparent attempt to prevent arms shipments from Iran to militant groups backed by Tehran, including Lebanon's Hezbollah. Thousands of Iran-backed fighters from around the region joined Syria's 12-year conflict helping tip the balance in favor of President Bashar Assad's forces.

Aleppo, which suffered widespread destruction in Syria's civil war, was again heavily damaged in the deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria last month. 

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