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Israeli strike on Damascus airport in June halted aid for nearly two weeks - U.N.

Israeli strike on Damascus airport in June halted aid for nearly two weeks - U.N.

Reuters · 09/14/2022 06:52
Israeli strike on Damascus airport in June halted aid for two weeks - U.N.

- An Israeli strike that damaged the Damascus International Airport in June made it impossible for the United Nations to fly in aid deliveries to Syrians for around two weeks, the U.N.'s Syria commission said on Wednesday.

Commissioner Lynn Welchmann told reporters in Geneva that the Israeli strike "led to considerable damage to infrastructure and the closure of the airport for two weeks or 13 days".

That "meant the suspension of U.N. deliveries of humanitarian assistgance which is extremely serious," she said.


(Reporting by Maya Gebeily
Editing by Tomasz Janowski)

((Maya.Gebeily@thomsonreuters.com;))