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One killed by Israeli missile strike – Syria

The Cradle | May 2, 2023

Israel launched fresh airstrikes on Syria’s Aleppo in the late hours of 1 May, killing one soldier and once again putting Aleppo International Airport out of service.

“At about 11:35 PM, Israel carried out an aerial aggression using waves of missiles from the direction of southeast Aleppo, targeting its airport and several sites in its vicinity,” a military source told SANA.

“The Israeli aggression claimed the life of a military personnel and caused the injury of seven others [including two civilians],” the source added.

This is the second time in less than two months that Aleppo International Airport has been crippled as a result of Israeli airstrikes.

On 7 March, Israeli jets bombarded Aleppo airport, damaging its runway and forcing aid deliveries for quake-struck Syria to be redirected to Latakia and Damascus airports.

A few days later, the UN issued a statement condemning the strikes and saying that such attacks “impede humanitarian access and could have drastic humanitarian consequences for millions of people who have been affected by the earthquake.”

“Attacks must never be directed against civilians or civilian objects. The humanitarian community has been responding to one of the worst crises that hit Syria since 6 February against the background of 12 years of conflict, economic decline, and a desperate humanitarian situation,” the UN statement said at the time, adding that Aleppo is “one of the worst earthquake-impacted governorates in Syria.”

Both Damascus and Aleppo airports have been regular targets for the Israeli air force. At the start of this year, Israeli strikes left Damascus International Airport crippled and out of commission.

This is the eleventh Israeli attack against Syria since the devastating earthquake ravaged much of the country in February. Just two days ago, Israeli strikes in Homs left several injured.

Israel’s airstrikes on Syria are illegal under international law but frequently happen under the pretext of targeting Iranian and Hezbollah targets. More often than not, however, the strikes target the Syrian army.

As a result, Tehran has expressed its willingness to bolster Syria’s air defenses to counter the continuous Israeli attacks better.

May 2, 2023 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, War Crimes | , , ,


  1. The dismantling of the Zionist entity will be a great relief for the Middle East. Let us hope it happens sooner rather than later.

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    Comment by traducteur | May 2, 2023 | Reply

  2. These Israeli bombings are outright terrorist attacks. The ‘intended targets’ may be Iranian or Hezbollah but it is indiscriminate and illegal to callously bomb anyone in someone else’s country, especially one already suffering civil war fuelled by the same aggressors, Israel and the US, while suffering earthquakes and all the humanitarian tragedies emanating from those attacks. Also, Iran and Hezbollah are not terrorist organizations; they are legitimately trying to defend their people and the Lebanese and Syrian people from this wanton Zionist aggression. The mass-murderer is committing additional violent offences to impede the efforts of brave resistance organisations defending the victims. It is a disgusting scandal which should be prominent in the meja if it weren’t under Zionist diktats.


    Comment by jbthring | May 5, 2023 | Reply

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