The Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Friday that it condemns "the repeated Israeli attacks on the airports of Damascus and Aleppo in Syria, which have caused damage to civilian infrastructure and endangered civilian air traffic and lives."
On Thursday, the two main airports in Syria, in the capital Damascus and in Aleppo, were rendered inoperable due to Israeli airstrikes, as reported by AFP. The air strikes "damaged the runways of both airports, rendering them inoperable," stated a Syrian military source cited by state media.
In a statement, the ministry regarded these attacks as "a blatant violation of international law, international standards and the United Nations Charter."
Since the start of the war in Syria, Israel conducted hundreds of airstrikes in Syrian territory, primarily targeting groups supported by Iran and Hezbollah, allies of the Syrian government and sworn enemies of Israel, as well as the Syrian military.
Israel did not comment on the strikes in Syria but stated its intent to prevent Iran from establishing a presence at its doorstep.
The Aleppo region and the airport were targeted multiple times by Israeli raids since the beginning of the year.