Syrian state TV is reporting casualties in what it said was a suspected U.S. missile attack on a major air base in central Syria. The United States however, denied it had launched any air strikes against the country.
The state broadcaster reported several casualties and even more wounded.
“An aggression was perpetrated on T-4 air base in several strikes that is most likely to be an American attack,” state television said in a news briefing.
The Pentagon also issued a statement denying the attack.
“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,” a Pentagon statement said.
The attack comes less than 24 hours after Trump said there would be a “big price to pay” after an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, near the capital Damascus on Saturday, which the US blamed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.