Airports in Damascus and Aleppo are out of service after attacks by Israel, Syrian state media has said. It comes as the Israelis said Gaza will not be supplied with any electricity, water or fuel until hostages are freed.
“Bursts of missiles” hit airports in Damascus and Aleppo at the same time, state news agency SANA has reported, citing a Syrian military source.
The source said the strikes were a bid to distract the world’s attention from Israel’s war with Hamas militants in Gaza.
But Reuters reports sources as saying the strikes were intended to disrupt Iranian supply lines to Syria, where Tehran’s influence has grown since 2011.
The attacks come a day before Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, is due to visit Syria.