Syria says Israel hit Aleppo and Damascus airports, putting them out of service

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

Syrian state-run news agency SANA says Israel carried out airstrikes against the Aleppo and Damascus airports earlier this morning, damaging the runways and putting them both out of service.

In the Damascus strike, one civilian worker was killed and another was wounded, SANA says.

Aleppo International Airport was allegedly targeted by Israel on October 14 and October 12, while Damascus International Airport was allegedly hit only on the 12th.

Both airports have been struck numerous times over the past year, as Israel is believed to be stepping up efforts to prevent the shipment of advanced weapons from Iran to its various Middle East proxies, chief among them Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group.

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