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Damascus Airport Runways Out of Service After Israeli Strikes: Syrian Transport Ministry

Samizdat – 10.06.2022

The runways at Damascus airport are out of service as a result of airstrikes conducted by the Israeli air force, the Syrian Ministry of Transport said.

On Thursday, the Syrian Defense Ministry said that Israel had fired missiles at a number of targets south of Damascus. Syria said that Israeli warplanes aimed to hit the airport.

“As a result of the Israeli aggression, which hit the infrastructure of the international airport of Damascus, the runways are significantly damaged in several places along with the navigation lighting,” the ministry said, as quoted by the Shams FM broadcaster.

The attack also damaged the second terminal of the airport.

“At the moment, our specialists are working to eliminate the consequences of the airstrikes and repair what was damaged as a result of the attack. The airport’s operations will be resumed immediately after repair and safety checks,” the ministry added.

Syria’s Cham Wings Airlines said earlier that all of its flights were diverted from Damascus airport to Aleppo in the north of the country.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry Strongly Condemns Israeli Airstrike at Damascus Airport

Also on Friday, Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, said that Moscow strongly condemns the Israeli airstrikes at the airport and calls on the Israeli side to halt such activities.

“In this regard, we are forced to emphasize again that the ongoing Israeli shelling of Syria territory … is absolutely unacceptable. We strongly condemn Israel’s provocative attack on critical Syrian civilian infrastructure,” the spokeswoman said in a statement published by the ministry.

Zakharova also said that such strikes create risks “for international air traffic.”

“We demand from the Israeli side to halt such activities,” Zakharova added.

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5 Comments »

  1. What about a Kinzhal missile or two on Ben Gurion airport by way of retaliation? “Strongly condemning” and “demanding” won’t cut it.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by traducteur | June 11, 2022 | Reply

  2. Just imagine the UPROAR in the Western MSM, if Syria wiped out a Runway in Israel. Do we hear any condemnation from the President of “The Most Powerful Nation on Earth”? Any condemnation from The Prime Minister of “Great” Britain, Australia? Ottowa?, France?
    They ALL stand condemned, for their SILENCE…….

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 11, 2022 | Reply

  3. The Israeli pigs strike again! Just imagine if Syria shot down an Israeli jet? You would never hear the end of it on the MSM. And, they would blame Syria for unprovoked aggression. It would be laughable if it wasn’t so sickeningly serious.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by papasha408 | June 12, 2022 | Reply

  4. This is probably in retaliation for the Syrian locking in on Israeli planes during one of their previous attacks. “Don’t you dare to defend yourself.”

    Israel needs demilitarisation and denazification.

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    Comment by Balthasar Gerards | June 12, 2022 | Reply

  5. When will these demented, vindictive, malicious, arrogant, criminal Zionist bastards be held to COLLECTIVE ACCOUNT? One frustrated, enraged — and useless — answer from me: Surely not in my [now 78-years] lifetime.

    GodDAMMIT.

    Viva Syria! Viva Palestine! Viva Hezbollah-Lebanon! Viva Iran!

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    Comment by roberthstiver | June 12, 2022 | Reply


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