Israeli jets bomb Syria’s main hub for earthquake aid deliveries

In the early hours of 22 March, the Israeli air force launched renewed missile strikes on the vicinity of Aleppo International Airport in northeast Syria, marking the second attack on the civilian airstrip since a 7.7 magnitude earthquake devastated the region.

“At about 03:55 a.m. on Wednesday, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial act of aggression with a number of missiles from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea, west of Lattakia, targeting the vicinity of Aleppo International Airport,” a military source said in a statement to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

The statement did not mention whether the strike caused any deaths or injuries but said the airport was put out of service due to the attack.

Aleppo airport has been one of the main channels for the flow of humanitarian aid into Syria after the earthquake killed over 6,000 and left hundreds of thousands homeless.