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Syria to reopen Aleppo airport to civilian flights
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 17 - 02 - 2020

The airport in Syria's northern hub of Aleppo is to reopen to civilian flights this week for the first time since the war forced its closure in 2012, state media said Monday.
The SANA agency quoted Transport Minister Ali Hammoud as saying that "Aleppo International Airport has resumed operations".
The first flight — from Damascus to Aleppo — is scheduled for Wednesday, with more flights to Cairo and Damascus lined up in following days, it said.
The announcement comes days after Damascus secured the perimeter around Aleppo during a broad offensive against rebels in the north of the country.
The offensive against the last rebel bastion in Syria has also seen government troops and allied forces retake significant ground in neighboring Idlib province.
The assault, which has displaced more than 800,000 people in less than three months, allowed the government to secure the M5 highway connecting Aleppo to Damascus.
Civilian flights had stopped completely at Aleppo airport when rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Al-Assad seized control of large parts of the city in 2012.
Trial flights took off from Aleppo in 2017, days after the end of a devastating siege that ended rebel groups' hopes to taking over Syria's second city.
With its troops engaged on several fronts, the government took time to secure areas around Aleppo and to reopen trade routes from the city.
Regime forces are still sweeping areas west of Aleppo from which rebels have chronically fired rockets at the city.
Backed by heavy Russian airstrikes, the government forces have been fighting since the start of the year to recapture the Aleppo countryside and parts of neighboring Idlib province where anti-Assad insurgents hold their last strongholds.
Government airstrikes on Monday hit Darat Izza, near the Turkish border about 30 km north of Aleppo city, wounding several civilians and forcing two hospitals to close, according to hospital staff.
Witnesses also reported airstrikes in southern areas of Idlib province. The advances have sent hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians fleeing toward the border with Turkey in the biggest single displacement of the nine-year-old war. — Agencies

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