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Damascus International Airport to reopen tomorrow, nearly two weeks after raid attributed to Israel

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

This file photo taken on October 1, 2020 shows the Syrian flag flying at Damascus International Airport outside Syria's capital. (Louai Beshara/AFP)
This file photo taken on October 1, 2020 shows the Syrian flag flying at Damascus International Airport outside Syria's capital. (Louai Beshara/AFP)

Nearly two weeks after Damascus International Airport was shuttered after being heavily damaged in an airstrike attributed to Israel, Syria’s Transportation Ministry announces it will reopen tomorrow.

Repair work to the runways and equipment damaged in the June 10 airstrike has been completed, the ministry says. Arrivals and departures will begin Thursday, it adds.

Over the years, Israel has repeatedly charged Iran with smuggling weapons and missile-improving systems from Tehran to its Lebanese terror proxy Hezbollah using flights via Syria.

This photo released by ImageSat International on June 10, 2022, shows Syria’s Damascus International Airport after an airstrike attributed to Israel (ImageSat International)

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