Air strike in Syria
Air strike in SyriaReuters

Syria on Saturday night accused Israel of launching an air strike against Aleppo Airport which put it out of service.

"The Israeli enemy carried out an air attack from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea, west of Latakia, targeting Aleppo International Airport, which led to material damage to the airport and it being out of service," the Syrian Defense Ministry said, according to Reuters.

The Aleppo Airport had resumed service on Saturday after simultaneous missile attacks, also attributed to Israel, struck the airport as well the airport in Syria's capital Damascus.

The Damascus airport is still out of service, according to Reuters.

Israel has not commented on the alleged air strikes.

Saturday’s strikes came hours after a rocket was fired from Syria towards Israel, triggering sirens in the Galilee and the Golan Heights. The IDF later opened fire at the source of the rocket fire.

The Aleppo Airport has been hit by strikes attributed to Israel several times in the past, most recently in August, when it was also temporarily put out of service. The airport had previously been struck in May.

A strike on the airport in September of 2022 resulted in the closure of the airport for several days.

The strikes are believed to be intended to disrupt Iranian supply lines to Syria and to Hezbollah in Lebanon.