Syria's Aleppo Airport has had to be shut down indefinitely due to extensive runway damage. This is said to be the result of an airstrike allegedly carried out by Israel's Air Force.
The Syrian Ministry of Defense circulated through a state news agency that the runway was said to have been shelled in the early morning of August 28, 2023 at around 4:30 a.m. The fighter jets from Israel are said to have entered Syrian airspace near the city of Latakia. The main target of the attack was Aleppo International Airport and Al-Nayrab Air Force Base, which Israel suspects is the logistical center for Iran-backed militias.
It is not the first time Israel has launched airstrikes against aviation targets in Syria. In the last 12 months alone, Aleppo Airport has been attacked five times and mostly had to be taken offline for some time. According to official information, the damage this time should be quite extensive, so that expensive repairs should be necessary.
From Israel it can be heard that they are more or less committed to the attack, but do not specify which type of machine was used for the attack. The F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon or F-35 Lightning II are possible. A few years ago, Israel caused a sensation around the world because it was the first nation to use the F-35 for attacks. The F-35 "Adir" flew airstrikes in Lebanon and Syria.