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Missiles attack airbase in central Syria, cause casualties

Missiles attack airbase in central Syria, cause casualties

Israel, which has repeatedly attacked Syrian military targets, so far no evidence of a possible missile strike has not been received.

A massive missile strike was made on Monday at a military airfield T-4 in the Syrian province of HOMS.

The report comes after a suspected poison gas attack killed at least 40 in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, the last foothold for the Syrian opposition in the area.

The Syrian opposition blames the suspected chemical attack on Saturday in the town of Douma on regime forces. Russia, Assad's most powerful ally, called the reports fake.

Syrian media initially blamed the USA for the strike, which came just hours after President Donald Trump warned there would be a "big price to pay" for an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held town.

According to the Syrian news agency (SANA), the bombardment is targeted at the "T4" airbase in the Central Homs province exactly at 4 am local time (0100 GMT).

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There are several "martyrs and wounded" as a result of the strike, SANA added, without specifying the number of casualties.

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to Trump by telephone and the two agreed that they would work together to establish clear responsibility for what Macron's office said they had agreed was a confirmed chemical attack.

United States government sources say Washington's assessment of Saturday attack was that chemical weapons were used.

A year ago, on April 7, USA targeted Shayrat Airbase controlled by the Syrian government with cruise missiles after reports on alleged chemical attack by Syrian government on Khan Sheikhoun town, Idlib province.

Also, the alleged case of use of chemical weapons was known, casually, when leaders of armed groups in the referred Syrian city asked the Government to negotiate the end of confrontations.

This is a developing story.


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