Israeli airstrikes on Sunday put Damascus airport out of service and forced incoming flights to be diverted elsewhere. The Syrian army and a pro-government newspaper confirmed the impact of the strikes, which have been a part of Israel’s ongoing efforts to target what it describes as Iranian-linked sites in Syria.
The Syrian army reported that its air defenses intercepted Israeli missiles from the Golan Heights and the strikes led to material losses, including damage to the country’s largest civilian airport. Flights scheduled to arrive in Damascus are being diverted to airports in Latakia and Aleppo.
The airstrikes targeted the airport less than 30 hours after it returned to operation, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military regarding the strikes.
The continuation of Israeli airstrikes in the region has led to ongoing tension and disruption for Syrian civilians and travelers. This is a developing story that continues to unfold.