Israeli attack damages runway, grounding flights in northern Syria, state news agency SANA reports.
An Israeli air attack has struck Aleppo’s international airport, resulting in a runway damage and operational shutdown, Syrian state media SANA reported, citing a military source.
“At about 4:30am [01:30 GMT] … the Israeli enemy undertook an aerial aggression from the direction of the Mediterranean west of Latakia, targeting Aleppo International Airport,” the source said on Monday, adding that this resulted in damage to the runway.
Israel rarely comments on attacks it carries out in Syria but has repeatedly said it will not allow its arch foe Iran to expand its presence in the country.
An Israeli army spokesperson on Monday told the AFP news agency: “We do not comment on reports in the foreign media.”