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Israel reportedly carries out a second strike deep inside Syria

20 July 2018

Key Points

  • Israel has been blamed for a second airstrike close to Aleppo airport
  • The IAF is suspected of carrying out an even longer range strike in June

The Syrian military has accused Israel of carrying out an airstrike near Aleppo’s airport on 15 July: the second such strike in less than three months.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) cited a military source as saying that Israel had launched an attack on Syrian army positions north of Al-Nayrab Air Base, which is next to Aleppo International Airport, but caused only material damage.

The Israeli satellite imagery company released imagery showing that a building in the civilian industrial area north of the airport was destroyed between 7 and 17 July.

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