By Al Arabiya With Agencies
An EgyptAir flight from Cairo to Damascus turned back on Monday because of the “bad security situation” at the Syrian capital’s airport, an EgyptAir official said.
“Egyptian authorities told Flight 721 to go back to Cairo, based on information received from Damascus,” the official said.
Syrian army forces had pounded rebel-held suburbs around Damascus with fighter jets and rockets on Sunday, activists said, killing and wounding dozens in an offensive to push rebels away from the airport and stop them closing in on the capital.
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