Politics: Syrian air defenses reportedly respond to new missile attacks
Syrian state news organizations claimed that the missiles, which targeted Shayrat air base, were shot down by its air defenses.
- Syrian air defenses are responding to a new series of strikes, according to multiple news reports published on Monday night.
- Syrian state news organizations claimed that the missiles, which targeted Shayrat air base, were shot down by air defenses but did not identify who fired them, Reuters reported.
- The same air base was targeted by US missiles in 2017, after it was suspected of being involved in a previous chemical attack that killed dozens.
- A US Central Command official told Business Insider that the command was aware of the reports.
- Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahond said there was "no US military activity in that area at this time," according to The Jerusalem Post.
- Syrian state media and Russian officials have been known to exaggerate their claims of shooting down incoming missiles.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.