Zionists launch new illegal strikes on Syria

Zionists launch new illegal strikes on Syria

The Zionist regime has conducted “several” air strikes against the Aleppo International Airport in western Syria, targeting the facility with missiles.
The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported the offensive on Wednesday, citing a military source.

“At around 20:00 hours (17:00 GMT), the Israeli enemy targeted Aleppo International Airport with missile fire, causing material damage at the heart of the facility,” the agency said.

The report did not make any mention of possible human losses.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based so-called monitor, said four Israeli missiles had targeted the runway and depots at the airport.

Also on Wednesday, SANA added, “The army air defenses repelled hostile missiles over [the capital] Damascus and its countryside, downing a number of them.” The country’s state television said the missiles had been fired by the Israeli regime.

Syria and the Israeli regime are technically at war due to the latter’s 1967-to-present occupation of the Arab country’s Golan Heights. Israel maintains a significant military presence in the territory, which it uses as one of its launching pads for attacks against the Syrian soil.

The regime’s attacks on Syria started to grow significantly in scale and frequency after 2011 when the Arab country found itself in the grips of foreign-backed militancy and terrorism.

The Wednesday attack was the second one by the Zionist regime to target the country’s airports.