The opening statement of a BBC news report mentions that a BA flight did not land in DAM due to security reasons. Was that a once-off or have all DAM flights been halted?
The announcement that Sunday's British Airways flight from London was not allowed to land in Damascus "for security reasons" was greeted with irritation by those on board (myself included).
It meant flying on to the final destination, the Jordanian capital Amman, and then driving to the Syrian capital in an exhausting overnight slog.
But the same information was greeted with more concern by Syrians on the ground, some of whom took it to mean that Israeli air attacks might be imminent, targeting their infrastructure in the same way that Lebanon's has been hit in the last week.
[Edited 2006-07-17 19:47:00]