Syrian rebels declare Damascus airport a military target

By REUTERS
December 7, 2012 12:25

 
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BEIRUT - Rebels fighting in the Syrian capital declared Damascus International Airport a military zone on Friday, warning civilians and airlines not to approach it.

"The rebel brigades who have been putting the airport under siege decided yesterday that the airport is a fair target," said Nabil al-Amir, a spokesman for the rebels' Damascus Military Council.

"The airport is now full of armored vehicles and soldiers ... Civilians who approach it now do so at their own risk."

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