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Israel conducts airstrikes at Damascus, Aleppo airports in Syria amid war with Hamas: Reports

As per reports, the motive behind Israeli strikes in Syria is to contain smuggled weapons for Iran’s proxies on Israel’s borders amid ongoing war with Hamas.

Shashwat Bhandari Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: October 12, 2023 18:50 IST
Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City
Image Source : PTI Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City (Representational image)

Israel-Hamas War: Israel has conducted airstrikes on Iranian targets at two airports in Syria including Damascus and Aleppo amid the ongoing war with Hamas, reports said.

Following the Israeli raid, both the airports in Syria have been shut down.

Israel conducted simultaneous airstrikes on Damascus and Aleppo International Airports, blocking oncoming Iranian flights that contain smuggled weapons for Iran’s proxies on Israel’s borders.

As per reports, the purpose of attack in Syria could be to prevent the transfer of militants and weapons from Iran to Iraq.

Iran's Foreign Minister flight forced to return back

Reports have suggested that Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was on-board a flight that Israel sent back to Tehran after airstrikes at Syrian airports.

The airstrikes came a day before Iran's foreign minister was scheduled to visit Syria to meet officials over the volatile situation in the region amid Israel-Hamas war.

These would be the first Israeli strikes on Syria since the militant Palestinian group Hamas carried out its deadly attacks in southern Israel.

Meanwhile, State news agency SANA quoted an unnamed military official as saying that no one was hurt in the attacks. The Israeli military declined to comment.

Israel has targeted airports and sea ports in the government-held parts of Syria in an apparent attempt to prevent arms shipments from Iran to militant groups backed by Tehran, including Lebanon's Hezbollah.

Thousands of Iran-backed fighters from around the region joined Syria's 12-year conflict helping tip the balance in favour of President Bashar Assad's forces.

Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes on targets inside government-controlled parts of Syria in recent years, including attacks on the Damascus and Aleppo airports, but rarely acknowledges or discusses the operations.

With inputs from PTI

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