According to information the raids took place shortly before the Iranian foreign minister landed in Damascus – The IDF confirmed the attacks – The two airports are out of service
According to Syrian state television, Israel has launched an attack on Damascus and Aleppo airports.
Syria’s two main airports, that of the capital Damascus and that of the northern city of Aleppo, were shut down following Israeli raids launched today targeting these two airports, Syrian media reported.
The “simultaneous” airstrikes “destroyed the runways of the two airports, putting them out of service,” a Syrian military source told state media.
Syrian pro-government media outlet Sham FM reported that Syrian air defenses were activated in response to the attacks.
The Israeli TV network Channel 12 reported that the Israeli army confirmed that it launched two simultaneous attacks on the two airports.
Sources said the airport raids are intended to disrupt Iranian supply lines to Syria.
The Israeli attacks come as Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian is expected to visit Syria.
Syrian media reported that Syrian air defenses were activated in response to the attacks.
More footage after the Israeli Air Force strike near Damascus airport.#غزة_تُباد #غزة_تحت_الخدم#PalestineUnderAttack #Gaza #Palestine #Palestine #israel #HamasMassacre #HamasTerrorism #IsraelPalestineWar #Hamas #HamasMassacre pic.twitter.com/VFTafBkwqe
— محب رائي (@0AfLcgZf7N6BrQj) October 12, 2023
BREAKING: Israel carried out a barrage of strikes on the Damascus International Airport and the Aleppo International Airport in Syria, Syrian reports alleged on Thursday.#Israel | #Syria https://t.co/R637yMxpGw
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) October 12, 2023
💎💎 – SYRIA
Israel strikes Damascus and Aleppo Airports.
— NVN (@NowVideoNetwork) October 12, 2023
According to other reports, Damascus International Airport was struck by the Israeli air force just before a plane carrying Iran’s foreign minister was to land.
The plane carrying the Iranian Foreign Minister returns to Tehran.
The Israel Air Force struck Damascus International Airport in Syria just minutes a plane with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on board.
Instead of landing, the plane is now heading home to Tehran pic.twitter.com/xBkCZEUlNT
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) October 12, 2023
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