Syria's Transport Ministry: Damascus, Aleppo airports resuming work
The damages sustained at the airports as a result of Israeli aggression did not impede the functionality of transportation, the Syrian Ministry of Transport states.
After Israeli aggression targeted airports in Damascus and Aleppo, Syria's Ministry of Transport announced that the Damascus International Airport is resuming its work while efforts are also underway to restore air navigation at Aleppo International Airport.
In a statement, the ministry said that the technical teams in the general aviation establishment, in coordination and cooperation with the competent national local companies, are working to restore and repair the damage caused by the Israeli aggression that targeted Aleppo International Airport last night.
The statement added that work is being done to resume the airport's operation within safety and security measures, and to secure the arrival and departure of aircraft, passenger service and the airport's full return to service without any modification to scheduled flights.
Regarding Damascus' airport, the ministry indicated that although some equipment stopped working as a result of damages sustained during the attack, it "does not affect the airport's work" and is continuing "air navigation normally."
On Wednesday, Syrian air defense forces intercepted three Israeli missiles fired at airfields in Aleppo and Damascus, Major General Oleg Egorov, deputy head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria, said.
The Syrian news agency SANA announced Wednesday evening that several explosions were heard in the sky of the city of Aleppo, northern Syria. The agency cited a military source as saying that the Syrian air defense forces repelled an Israeli air force missile attack in the skies over Damascus and its suburbs.
"Eight F-16 tactical fighters of the Israeli Air Force, without entering Syrian airspace, struck with eight guided missiles and eight guided air bombs at the facilities of the Nairab (Aleppo) and Duwali (Damascus) airfields. Three missiles were destroyed by the duty air defense forces of the Syrian Arab Republic," Major General Egorov said at a briefing.
Egorov added that five Syrian soldiers had been wounded, the antenna post of the Syrian S-125 air defense system and two warehouses with military equipment had been destroyed, and the inactive runway of the Nairab airfield was damaged.