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Civilian airport hit as Israel strikes area around Aleppo – reports (VIDEOS) FILE PHOTO: Syria’s air defence missile, responding to a missile strike by the Israeli military on January 21, 2019, © Global Look Press / Ammar Safarjalani

Syrian air defence forces have repelled an attack by Israel which rained down missiles on the area to the north-east of Aleppo, SANA said. There have been reports of a blackout in the city and a civilian airport being targeted.

A military source cited by the SANA news agency reported that the attack unfolded around 11pm local time (9pm GMT), forcing Damascus to activate its missile shield to shoot down a number of incoming rockets.

The Israeli missiles reportedly targeted the Sheikh Najjar industrial area to the northeast of Aleppo and the settlement of Jibrin, a local militia source told Sputnik. The source said that the rockets also targeted a civilian airport in the city, which has been under the Syrian government’s control since…

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