Syrian rebels say airport 'legitimate target'

Last updated 01:30 08/12/2012

Relevant offers

World

Restaurant in Australia partially collapses into lake Barbie the adventurous ewe finds her way home, two years later A peek at what goes on in ninja school Taiwan quake: Death toll likely to exceed 100, says Tainan mayor French supermarkets must donate unsold food to charities, farms N.Korean patrol boat crosses to South, retreats after warning shots Newly identified tarantula inhabiting Folsom area named for Johnny Cash Asylum seekers to be returned to Nauru suffering from cancer and terminal illnesses Anger over Melbourne men's payment to avoid rape trial in Croatia Did construction faults cause collapse of Taiwan apartment block?

Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad say the Damascus International Airport is a ''legitimate target.''  

Friday's announcement is a stern warning to the regime and travelers planning to use the airport.

It comes as fighting between Assad's troops and rebels intensified near the airport just south of the capital.

Clashes in the area forced the closure of the airport road for the second time this week.  

The fighting has also forced the suspension of commercial flights in the past week.  

Two fighters operating in the capital's southern suburbs say the rebels are trying to besiege the airport in an attempt to cut military supplies to the regime.

The two spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons.  

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content