Syria conflict: Strikes hit Syrian airfield, state media report

Several people have died or were injured after a military airport in Syria came under missile attack, the country’s state media reported.

State news agency SANA said several missiles struck the Tayfur airbase, also known as T4, near the city of Homs in the early hours of Monday.

Details are still emerging and it is not clear who is responsible.

It follows international alarm over a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma.

Mr Trump and France’s President Emmanuel Macron issued a joint statement the same day vowing to “coordinate a strong, joint response” to the alleged attack.

But US officials have denied launching a missile attack.

“At this time, the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

“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.”

Syria’s state news agency initially called the reported missile strike on the Tayfur airfield a “suspected US attack,” but later dropped the reference to the US. read more…