Syrian State media SANA reported that Aleppo International Airport (ALP) was attacked by Israeli airstrikes in the morning of March 22, 2023, causing material damages and putting it out of service.
“At about 03: 55 a.m. on Wednesday, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial act of aggression with a number of missiles from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea, west of Lattakia, targeting the vicinity of Aleppo International Airport,” a military source said in a statement to SANA.
There were no casualties reported.
ALP airport is Syria’s second largest airport, and has played a key role as one of the main receiving points for earthquake relief and aid supplies after the February 2023 earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria, killing over 50,000 people.
This was the second attack on ALP airport during March 2023. On March 7, 2023, SANA also reported that missile attacks from Israel have thrown the airport out of service. Earthquake relief and aid were diverted to two other airports in Syria.
Israel has intensified strikes on Syrian airports to disrupt Tehran’s increasing use of aerial supply lines to deliver arms to allies in Syria and Lebanon, including Hezbollah, regional diplomatic and intelligence sources told Reuters.