- Syrian air defences are responding to a new series of strikes, according to multiple news reports published on Monday night.
- Syrian state news organisations claimed that the missiles, which targeted Shayrat air base, were shot down by air defences but did not identify who fired them, Reuters reported.
- Syrian state media is widely believed to exaggerate their claims of shooting down incoming missiles.
- 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 at least 70 people in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun.
- 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.
- An Israeli military spokeman said he would not comment on the incident.
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