Damascus airport to reopen nearly two weeks after strike attributed to Israel

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Damascus airport to reopen nearly two weeks after strike attributed to Israel
State TV reports flights in Syrian capital to resume Thursday following serious damage to runway that forced planes to be diverted to Aleppo
By AP
22 June 2022

DAMASCUS, Syria — The international airport in Syria’s capital will resume flights nearly two weeks after an airstrike attributed to Israel that caused serious damage to the facility, state TV reported Wednesday. The outlet quoted the Transportation Ministry as saying that flights will resume at Damascus International Airport on Thursday adding that all companies “should schedule their arriving and departing flights as of this date.”

The June 10 airstrike caused significant damage to infrastructure and runways and rendered the main runway unserviceable. Work has been ongoing since then to repair the damage and flights have been mostly diverted to the international airport in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Israel’s military has declined to comment on the Damascus airport airstrike. The facility is located just south of the capital, where Syrian opposition activists say Iran-backed militiamen are active and have arms depots.

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