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Damascus International Airport, Syria

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Where most of the airports have weather or high-altitude problems, the Damascus International Airport is dangerous in a different way.

In the mid-1970s, the Damascus International Airport opened in Syria. This airport became the most frequented in the country. In 2010, around 5.5 million passengers visited Damascus International.

Today, this airport isn’t on the average person’s list of airports to experience. The Damascus International stands in the middle of a war zone.

The Syrian Civil War created extreme instability in the country.

In 2012, fighting around the airport closed the facilities for two days. Many countries stopped flying to Damascus.

In 2017,  Israeli planes allegedly bombed an area close the Damascus International Airport.

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