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Israel carries out airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria: local media

The incident near Aleppo followed suspected Israeli strikes on a Hezbollah center in central Syria over the weekend, and as Arab foreign ministers meet in Jordan to normalize relations with Assad.
The silhouette of an Israeli soldier is outlined in the sky by a flare fired to search for a rocket that landed near Kibbutz Meitsar in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights, April 9, 2023. - Israel launched artillery strikes on Syria early morning on April 8 after several rockets were fired from there and landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Israel's retaliatory strike to rocket attacks from Syria -- which no one has claimed -- is the latest episode in escalating violence in the region. (Photo by JALA

Suspected Israeli airstrikes killed a solider in northern Syria late Monday evening. The latest alleged Israeli attack came as Jordan hosted a meeting on reintegrating Syria into the Arab world.

Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that Israeli missiles struck the Aleppo international airport and other targets in the vicinity at around 11:35 p.m. local time. One "military personnel" was killed, while five others were injured, including two civilians. The strikes also damaged the airport and rendered it out of service. 

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes targeted the Nairab military airport near Aleppo as well as defense factories near al-Safirah southeast of the city.

Background: The strikes followed another suspected Israeli air attack near Homs in central Syria on Saturday. SANA said those strikes damaged fuel tanks and trucks, while the Syrian Observatory said the assault destroyed an ammunition depot used by Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

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