DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – The Syrian Foreign Ministry has urged the United Nations to condemn the repeated Zionist missile strikes in Syria.
The ministry slammed in a statement the latest missile strike by the occupying regime, which hit the Damascus international airport before daybreak on Monday, rendering the airfield out of service and killing two soldiers.
“Syria condemns the Israeli terrorist aggression against the civilian infrastructure,” the country’s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Monday in letters addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the president of the world body’s Security Council, the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.
The ministry added that act of aggression against Syria, “violates both international law and international humanitarian law.”
Elsewhere in its letters, the ministry said Zionist aggression on the civilian airport was nothing, but an extension of the occupying regime’s crimes.
It urged the Security Council to condemn the Zionist crimes and aggression, and move immediately to punish their perpetrators.
“At the time when the world celebrates Christmas and the New Year, the Israeli occupation authorities insisted on adding a new aggression to their record, which is full of acts of aggression and violations of international law,” the ministry said.
It stated that the Zionist regime has a recorded history of aggressive acts and violations of international law and UN charters.
The Syrian Transportation Ministry said on Monday that the airport returned to service after maintenance work had been done.
The Damascus airport went out of service twice during 2022 as a result of Zionist strikes.
Syria and the Zionist regime are technically at war due to the latter’s 1967-present day occupation of the Arab country’s Golan Heights.
The regime maintains a significant military presence in the territory, which it uses as one of its launchpads for attacks against the Syrian soil. The occupying entity also frequently carries out missile strikes against targets inside Syria, using the Lebanese airspace.
The regime’s attacks on Syria started to grow significantly in scale and frequency after 2011, when Syria found itself in the grips of foreign-backed militancy and terrorism.