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Trump Dismisses Russia Claims Syria Successfully Shot Down US Missiles

U.S. President Donald Trump and Pentagon officials are dismissing Russian claims that Syrian air defense systems took out most of the cruise missiles aimed at three of the country’s critical chemical weapons sites. Russian news outlets Monday quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying Syria’s Pantsir-S1 was nearly 100-percent effective in repelling the U.S.-led airstrikes early Saturday. Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the Pantsir system launched 112 surface-to-air...

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