Smoke rising after a previous targeting of Damascus International Airport (French)

The official Syrian news agency SANA said that Damascus International Airport was subjected to an Israeli raid on Sunday, which led to its outage after returning to it only about 30 hours ago, amid continued Israeli targeting of Syrian sites that it says are linked to Iran.

The agency quoted a Syrian military source as saying that the shelling targeted the international airport and some points in the Damascus countryside, without saying what they are exactly.

The source stated that the air defense confronted the missiles coming from the occupied Golan, and destroyed most of them, according to him.

The decommissioning of Damascus International Airport and material damage diverted incoming planes to Aleppo and Latakia airports.

Local media reported that the Israeli strikes also targeted air defense systems at the Mezzeh military airport.

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All flights to and from the country's largest and main airport have been suspended since October 22 as a result of Israeli strikes on its main runways, coinciding with the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

Simultaneous Israeli strikes on Oct. 22 also took Aleppo International Airport out of service, prompting the Syrian Ministry of Transport to divert all flights to Latakia airport, which is smaller and less equipped.

Since the war in Syria began in 2011 after the Syrian regime suppressed demonstrations demanding his departure, Israel has launched hundreds of air strikes in Damascus, targeting targets of the Syrian army and groups loyal to Tehran, including Lebanon's Hezbollah.

Source: Agencies