Syria: UN security council must condemn Monday Israeli aggression
The Syrian foreign ministry says the attack is a direct blow to Syria and its people.
Syrian Foreign Ministry stated on Monday that the Israeli occupation aggression on Damascus International Airport was part of the series of Israeli crimes against the Syrian nation.
Two Syrian soldiers were killed and two others were wounded on Monday as a result of Israeli air aggression on Damascus International Airport and its surrounding, which also rendered the airport out of service.
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"Israeli aggression tonight on Damascus International Airport is nothing but another series of Israeli crimes and a direct blow to Syria and its people, who staunchly defend the independence and integrity of their territories and oppose interference in their internal affairs," the foreign ministry statement said.
Israel bombed Damascus International Airport at 2am this morning. The Syrian military has announced that the bombing killed two soldiers, injured two more, and shut down the airport. pic.twitter.com/pQ8NWPwcmU— MintPress News (@MintPressNews) January 2, 2023
Syria calls on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to condemn the Israeli crimes against the country, and to take prompt steps to offer guarantees and bring the attackers to justice, the statement added.
A Syrian military source had told SANA that "the Israeli enemy carried out an air strike with barrages of missiles directed from over the northeastern Sea of Al-Jalil, at around 2:00 am today, targeting Damascus International Airport and its surroundings."
Later in the morning, the Syrian Department of Transportation announced that Damascus International Airport will resume flights as of 9:00 am following hours of stoppage due to the Israeli aggression.
The source added that the aggression "led to the death of two soldiers and the wounding of two others, as well as some material losses, which resulted in Damascus International Airport going out of service."
However, it was announced, later in the morning, by the Syrian Department of Transportation, that Damascus International Airport will resume flights as of 9:00 am following hours of stoppage due to the Israeli aggression.
In recent years, “Israel” has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria, killing civilians and damaging property amid international silence.
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