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Israel bombed both Syrian airports

Samizdat | September 2, 2022

Wednesday evening’s missile attack temporarily disabled the Aleppo international airport but also caused damage to the one in Damascus, the Syrian government said on Thursday. The attack, which Syria blamed on Israel, is the first known instance of targeting both civilian airports on the same day.

Israeli F-16s launched a total of 16 projectiles from outside Syrian airspace, said Major General Oleg Egorov, deputy chief of the Russian peacemaking mission in Damascus. Syrian air defenses shot down three of the incoming missiles, but the others struck the facilities in Aleppo and Damascus, he added.

According to the Syrian transportation ministry, the Aleppo runway was damaged but repairs are ongoing and the airport is expected to reopen for traffic by noon local time on Friday. As for the Damascus airport, the damage inflicted “did not affect” operations, the ministry said.

“Syria retains its full rights to hold the Israeli occupation authorities accountable and bear all legal, moral, political and financial responsibilities for deliberately targeting the international airports of Damascus and Aleppo and for endangering civilian facilities and lives,” the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a letter to the UN secretary-general and the Security Council, according to the state news agency SANA.

Back in June, a series of Israeli strikes took the Damascus airport out of service for several weeks, with traffic being rerouted to Aleppo – which had only reopened in February 2020, after being damaged in the decade-long civil war. Wednesday’s strike is the first known instance of Israel attacking both of Syria’s active international airports.

The international airport in Latakia is adjacent to the Khmeimim airbase used by the Russian expeditionary force, and has so far not been a target of Israeli attacks.

Israel has repeatedly targeted Syria with missiles, usually fired from Lebanese airspace or the occupied Golan Heights, wary of air defense systems provided by Russia to Damascus. On the rare occasions Jerusalem has acknowledged the attacks, the Israeli government said it was exercising preemptive self-defense against Iran. Tehran has offered military aid to Damascus in recent years against both Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists and other radical militants.

The London-based Iran International claimed that Wednesday’s strike was aimed at preventing an Iranian cargo plane from landing, first in Aleppo and then in Damascus. The plane reportedly belongs to an airline the US has designated as affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and placed under sanctions.

September 1, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism, War Crimes | , , ,

9 Comments »

  1. The parasites are at it again. What else is new with these Zionist thugs?

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    Comment by papasha408 | September 1, 2022 | Reply

  2. “Back in June, a series of Israeli strikes took the Damascus airport out of service for several weeks, with traffic being rerouted to Aleppo – which had only reopened in February 2020, after being damaged in the decade-long civil war. Wednesday’s strike is the first known instance of Israel attacking both of Syria’s active international airports.”

    Given that the USA has been attacking Syria for a decade now, under false pretences, that it is fighting the “Terrorists”, has there been any protests from The Military Industrial Complex, condemning the illegal Israeli action? No?, what a surprise?

    The USA Military AND the Israeli’s have no shame whatsoever.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 1, 2022 | Reply

    • The Americans and the Jews back the terrorists. Israel is still absorbed with their pipe dream of a greater Israel or the Oded Yinon plan. A truly disgusting bunch!

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      Comment by papasha408 | September 1, 2022 | Reply

      • And Israel has complete control of the USA Government. It even kills American people,(Rachelle Corie? and the USS LIBERTY? with impunity(not to mention the events of “9/11”).
        Any other country would have had a complete and open investigation of “9/11” if it happened on their soil.], but, the USA “Covered up” and protected “Those who attacked the USA” 20 years ago…..and apparently, the American people think that is OK???

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 1, 2022 | Reply

  3. “On the rare occasions Jerusalem has acknowledged the attacks”

    Since when is Jerusalem the capital of Israel? Jerusalem is partially located outside of Israel and cannot be its capital.

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    Comment by Balthasar Gerards | September 2, 2022 | Reply

  4. Effing international Zionist terrorism. I intuit that this is “in your face” to the Russians.

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    Comment by roberthstiver | September 2, 2022 | Reply

  5. I’t would be nice to see some retaliation. What about taking out Ben Gurion airport?

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    Comment by traducteur | September 2, 2022 | Reply

    • Yesssss! Can you imaaagine the outrage from certain Zionist-occupied capitals around the (Western colonial-inclined) world?

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      Comment by roberthstiver | September 2, 2022 | Reply

      • Sometimes I think American politicians think Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is the capital, not, D.C.

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        Comment by papasha408 | September 2, 2022 | Reply


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