Israeli attacks have rendered Damascus and Aleppo airports inoperable, according to state news agency SANA.
According to Syrian official media, Israel launched missile strikes on Syria’s two main airports in Damascus and Aleppo, knocking both out of commission.
The “simultaneous” attacks destroyed landing strips at both airports, “putting them out of service,” according to state news agency SANA, citing a military source.
According to SANA, citing an unknown military source, no one was hurt in the attacks.
Syrian air defenses were activated in reaction to the attacks on both airports, according to television station Sham FM.
The Israeli military, which normally does not comment on its operations, did not issue an immediate statement in response to the attacks.
The strikes would be Israel’s first against Syria since Hamas launched its heaviest offensive against Israel in decades on Saturday.
For years, Israel has carried out assaults against Syrian targets, including the country’s key airports, as part of operations aimed at disrupting Iranian supply lines.
According to SANA, Israeli air assaults on Aleppo airport in May killed three people and rendered the facility inoperable.
Syria and Iran are close friends, and Tehran’s influence has grown since it began backing President Bashar al-Assad.
al-Assad since the start of the civil war in 2011. Syria has disputed that Iran maintains a large military presence in the country.
The latest strikes on Syria occur only one day before Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian is scheduled to visit the nation.
In reprisal for the armed group’s multi-pronged strike within Israel over the weekend, Israel has pledged to obliterate Hamas.
Tehran has praised Hamas’ attack while denying any role in its planning or execution.
According to Israeli statistics, the Hamas strike within Israel killed over 1,300 people and injured 3,000 more.
Israel’s assault of Gaza has killed over 1,300 Palestinians and injured over 5,600 more.
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