Aleppo: The 73rd Israeli attack this year hit the Nayrab military airport

Israeli airstrikes targeting Iranian militant bases inside Aleppo's Nayrab military airport killed and wounded seven on Saturday, while Aleppo International Airport did not suspend service despite being hit by a missile.

A military source in the Syrian Defense Ministry said, “At around 5:20 am, the Israeli enemy launched an airstrike west of Latakia from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea.” The city of Aleppo noted that the attack resulted in material damage.

For its part, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Israeli missiles targeted farms within the vicinity of Nayrab military airport, which was the headquarters of Iranian militias. While the Observatory confirmed that seven people were killed and wounded in the attack, the missile landed in the area of ​​Aleppo International Airport, but did not cause any damage.

Aleppo International Airport is the second largest Syrian airport and is located to the east of Aleppo city, and Nayrab Military Airport is located within it, with Iranian militia headquarters spread throughout the city's suburbs.

It was the second attack by an Israeli airliner in less than 24 hours, targeting the Damascus International Airport area on Friday, a day after it returned to work with the first flight departing, following a 65-day de facto shutdown. , the first Israeli target since October 22.

On Monday, Israeli aircraft launched a missile strike targeting the Sayeda Zainab area, south of Damascus, before Iranian media announced the death of Revolutionary Guard chief Radi al-Mousavi, one of the most important commanders of the revolution. Guards, guards and Iranian officials vowed to avenge his death.

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Since the beginning of 2023, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has counted 73 times during which Israel targeted Syrian territory, 48 of them by air and 24 by ground. The strikes damaged and destroyed around 142 targets, including arms and ammunition depots, headquarters, centers and vehicles.

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