New Israeli attack on Damascus airport, two soldiers killed – RT in French
Damascus International Airport was hit by Israeli aircraft, two soldiers were killed and two others injured. Despite the material damage, the Syrian Ministry of Transport announced the resumption of flights.
Two Syrian soldiers were killed in Israeli strikes on Damascus airport, which was temporarily decommissioned, as reported on January 2 by the Syrian news agency Sana.
The attack took place around 2 a.m. (2300 GMT), according to Sana.
“The Israeli enemy carried out an air assault using a missile barrage, targeting Damascus International Airport and its surroundings [et causant] the death of two soldiers, injuries to two others,” the agency reported, citing a Syrian military source. Material damage is also to be deplored, according to the same source, which specified that the airport was “out of service” after the strikes.
Shortly after the Israeli raid, the Syrian Ministry of Transport announced in a statement the return to service of Damascus International Airport and the resumption of flights. However, repairs are still in progress.
“Hezbollah 2.0 in Syria”?
This is not the first time that the airport infrastructure of the Syrian capital has been targeted by Israeli strikes. In June and September, the Jewish state had already bombed Damascus airport, putting it out of service for several days.
Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, the Tsahal air force has carried out hundreds of raids against the Iranian forces present in Syria. Generally, they target barracks, storage warehouses or arms convoys bound for the Lebanese Hezbollah.
Moreover, on December 28, the head of the Israeli army’s operations directorate, Major General Oded Basiuk, had mentioned these raids in Syria by presenting his operational prospects for 2023. action in Syria is an example of how continued and persistent military action leads to shaping and influencing the entire region,” he tweeted. IDF reporting on General Basiuk’s presentation.
“We will not accept a Hezbollah 2.0 in Syria”, had hammered the Israeli army.