According to the Syrian army, two soldiers were killed when the Israeli raid decommissioned Damascus international airport.

The Syrian army says an Israeli airstrike killed at least two Syrian soldiers and decommissioned the country’s main international airport.

The airstrike, which targeted Damascus International Airport and the surrounding area, took place around 02:00 on Monday (23:00 GMT), the military said in a statement released by the official SANA news agency.

The attack resulted in the “death of two soldiers, the injury of two others, some material losses” and took the airport out of service, the statement said.

There was no immediate comment from Israel.

The incident was the second time that Damascus International Airport has been shut down in less than a year.

On June 10, Israeli air strikes fell on the airport caused significant damage infrastructure and runways.

It reopened two weeks later after repairs.

Israel has done hundreds of strikes on targets in government-controlled parts of Syria in recent years, but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations.

However, Israel has acknowledged targeting bases belonging to Iran-linked armed groups, such as Hezbollah in Lebanon, which has sent thousands of fighters to support Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.

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