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BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – Moments ago, Aleppo International Airport was struck by a series of Grad missiles, causing material damage and leaving a massive crater on an air strip, thereby rendering it useless.

The missiles were launched from the western Aleppo countryside, an area controlled by Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham, a coalition of merged jihadist groups.

Failaq al-Sham also claimed responsibility for the missile barrage:

Chris Tomson | AMN

No casualties have been reported yet.

Aleppo International Airport was reopened in late December after the liberation of the provincial capital.

Meanwhile, sporadic clashes occurred in rural areas south of Aleppo city over the past week, suggesting this front-line may witness an offensive in the weeks to come.

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Assad must stay
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2017-03-07 12:52
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One other crime of war 🙁
Where is the MSA press ❓

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2017-03-07 13:19
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There is something strange in this article. The author said the rebels did hit the “Aleppo international airport” which is a civilian airport. But, the rebels claimed ‘cf. attached picture) that they were hiting another airport in Aleppo, a military one (Al-Nayrab).

So, whether the information is wrong whether the picture is out of its context.

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2017-03-07 15:22
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Or “rebels” lying, perhaps? As they usually do?

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BongBong Chu
2017-03-07 17:06
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On the map, Al-Nayrab is a section of the same airport as Aleppo International. The taxiways are common.

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2017-03-08 09:44

@chris : Grad aren’t missiles, “just” MLRS : multiple rocket launching systems. There is no system on market to make such rockets guided under $30k per rocket while such rocket, if made in the west, costs maybe $2500, probably about $1000-1200 if made in Russia or China… With 40 of such rockets made missiles (guided ones) per launcher, a MLRS strike from western gear would cost about $1.3M. Such a salvo from a BM-21 Grad wthout being guided is already likely to cost about $40-50k, I severely doubt these were guided, especially as the Russian guidance system named Ugroza hasn’t… Read more »

Truth
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2017-03-07 13:53

The truce has been now officially broken by the invading Turkish/US terrorists conveniently called moderate opposition. Turkey has betraued Russia once again. Full fledged war is the only solution, lat till it lasts untill all foreign troops and terrorists are kicked out of Syria No more cease fires.

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2017-03-07 14:42

Maximum firing range 20 km (new rockets 30–45 km). Wikipedia.