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 armoured vehicles and soldiers ... Civilians who approach it now do so at their own risk." (Reuters)