Flights resumed at Aleppo's airport following Israeli airstrike
More than 72 hours after repairs that ensued from an Israeli air strike earlier this week, Aleppo's airport reopens with its first incoming flight, from Kuwait, landing at 8:30 pm local time (1730 GMT).
Syria's Aleppo airport reopened on Friday, with the first civilian flight landing in more than 72 hours, after repairs following an Israeli air strike earlier this week.
The Transport Ministry said on Friday that repairs had been completed after damage to the main runway in Tuesday's raid had put the country's second-largest airport temporarily out of service.
The first incoming flight, from Kuwait, landed at 8:30 pm local time (1730 GMT), according to a Syrian monitoring group.
A Transport Ministry statement carried by state news agency SANA said earlier that air traffic would resume from midday.
This is the second strike to hit the airport in just a week.
Syria has recently been experiencing a number of severe issues, ranging from frequent attacks from "Israel", looting sprees of oil by US forces, recurring aggressions from Turkey, as well as terrorist attacks from ISIS.
Yet, despite facing all these pressures, Syria stands strong and defends the country against any such aggressions.
Previously, on August 31, the Syrian air defense forces repelled Israeli missile aggression against Damascus and Aleppo.
On August 25, two civilians were wounded as a result of Israeli occupation air strikes on the western Hama and Tartus regions.
On August 14, Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that the Syrian air defenses engaged Israeli missiles targeting points in the vicinity of the city of Tartus, noting that the aggression was carried out by Israeli warplanes from over Lebanese territory.
In a formerly published report by the Wall Street Journal, facts revealed that behind the curtains, current and former officials say that for several years, many Israeli missions have been reviewed in advance for approval by senior officials at US Central Command and the Pentagon.
This means that the formal coordination was previously unknown, and the secrecy surrounding it demonstrates how Washington has sought to support its Israeli ally.
The US review, according to the WSJ, mainly focuses on Israeli missions in eastern Syria that pass close to the US occupation's Al-Tanf base.
The vast majority of those Israeli airstrikes were authorized by the United States, but the officials claim the US military does not assist "Israel" in selecting its targets. The US does not review all Israeli operations in Syria they claimed.
It is a “well-developed and deliberate process,” one former US official said. This cannot but mean that the operations they choose to review are targeted and singled out.