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Israeli airstrikes target Syria's Damascus, Aleppo airports

Damascus international airport (Photo by AFP)

Israel has carried out aerial assaults on Syria’s two main airports in the cities of Damascus and Aleppo, putting both facilities out of service.

Citing a military source, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported on Thursday that the shelling occurred “simultaneously” and caused material damage to the airports’ landing strip.

"Israeli aggression targets Damascus and Aleppo airports," the state television reported on its Telegram channel on Thursday.

Meanwhile, local media reported that Syrian air defenses were launched in response to the Israeli attacks.

There were also reports of damage at the Aleppo airport with no casualties.

The Israeli aggression comes at a time when the occupying regime is conducting a deadly bombing campaign on the Gaza Strip, killing more than 1,354 Palestinians and destroying whole neighborhoods.

Israel launched the Gaza raid on Saturday after the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement waged a surprise attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the usurping entity.

Israel frequently attacks the positions of Syria's military and its allies since 2011, when the Arab country found itself in the grip of rampant foreign-backed violence and terrorism.

The regime's attacks mostly target the positions of Syria's allies that have been aiding the country in its uphill battle against foreign-sponsored terror groups.

Damascus has repeatedly complained to the United Nations over the Israeli assaults, urging the world body's Security Council to take action against Tel Aviv’s crimes. Its demands, however, have fallen on deaf ears.

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