On February 7, the Aurora Intel Twitter account shared new satellite images showing the impact of the recent Israeli strikes on Damascus International Airport.
Damascus International Airport was one of several targets struck by the Israeli Defense Forces in the late hours of February 3. The strikes reportedly hit an Iranian weapons shipment that arrived on the same day.
The images revealed that the strikes destroyed a building in the airport’s southern section and damaged the runway itself as well as an apron leading to the targeted building.
Imagery courtesy of @planetlabs shows the damage sustained from the reported airstrikes at #Damascus Intl. Airport. One building, the runway apron and the runway itself. This appears to be an attempt to disable usage of the runway. #Syria|n MoD confirmed only material damage pic.twitter.com/ClLXHRqQ9q
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) February 7, 2021
A recent report by the London-based New Arab revealed that the Israeli strikes also targeted the main base of the 165th Regiments, one of the Syrian Arab Army 1st Corps formations. The base is located near the district of al-Kiswah south of Damascus.
The recent Israeli strikes didn’t result in any human losses. However, the January 22 airstrikes on Hama killed an entire family of four.
These strikes were a part of Israel’s “Campaign Between the Wars,” that’s meant to push Iranian forces out of Syria and to prevent Tehran allies from acquiring advanced weapons systems.
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