Syria said Israeli forces have been simultaneously attacking its airport in capital city Damascus and the northern city of Aleppo. It has damaged the runways and has put both hubs out of service.
A Syrian military source cited by state news agency SANA said “burst of missiles” hit the two airports at the same time. The report added that it was a bid to distract the world’s attention from its current war with Gaza’s Hamas.
The Israeli military said it does not comment on such reports.
Sources have suggested that the attacks have been made to disrupt the Iranian supply lines to Syria, where Tehran’s influence has grown since it began supporting President Bashar Al-Assad in the civil war, started in 2011.
For several years, Israel has been carrying out attacks on Syria, against what it has described as Iran-linked targets, including the airports in Aleppo and Damascus.
The strikes on Thursday came a day ahead of Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, was due to visit Syria.