Many dead in missile strike on Syrian air base, US denies role

As per the state media, a missile attack on a Syrian military airport left several dead and wounded. The attack took place after the US warned Damascus and its allies over an earlier suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town.

A Pentagon spokesman said, “At this time, the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria.”
“However, we continue to closely watch the situation and support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable.”
“Several missiles hit the Tayfur airport. Our air defence systems are blocking the missile attack,” state news agency SANA said early Monday.
US President Donald Trump took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad.”