Damascus International Airport was out of service for a few hours on Monday, January 2, due to Israeli strikes, which killed four people, including two Syrian soldiers, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

With Paul Khalifeh, RFI correspondent in Beirut

Syrian authorities announced on Monday morning the resumption of air traffic at the Damascus international airport, a few hours after the Israeli bombardments.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights mentions a “partial” resumption of service and specifies that the track reserved for the transport of goods and the movements of high-ranking state officials and leaders of pro-Iranian militias remains “unusable”.

The Syrian Ministry of Transport confirmed that repair works were continuing in other parts of the airport affected by shelling in the early hours of Monday.

Syria targeted by multiple Israeli attacks

The Syrian Observatory reports that the missiles have destroyed “Hezbollah positions, including a weapons depot” and other facilities used by the Syrian government’s Iranian allies.

Israel regularly bombards targets in Syria with the stated goal of preventing Iran and its allies from establishing a permanent military infrastructure on Syrian soil.

Last year, the Israeli air force launched 32 strikes against more than 90 targets in different parts of the country.

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