Strike on Syria air base kills 14, including Iranian forces: monitor

Smoke rises from one of the buildings in the city of Homs Syria

But Israeli officials said the Tiyas, or T-4, air base was being used by troops from Iran and that Israel would not accept such a presence in Syria by its arch foe.

A picture taken on April 8, 2018, shows Syrian Army soldiers gathering in an area on the eastern outskirts of Douma, as they continue their fierce offensive to retake the last opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta.

Russian Federation and Syria have invited a probe into the alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma after United States president Donald Trump threatened that there would be a "big price to pay".

"Several missiles hit the Tayfur airport".

The Israeli Air Force was behind the latest air strike in Syria, and launched eight missiles on a Syrian base, Russia's defence ministry has said.

Syrian state media had earlier reported dead and wounded in the strike, without giving casualty figures.

According to the reports, the chemical attack on Saturday killed at least 49 people and injured 500 others, Thomas Markram, the deputy to the United Nations high representative for disarmament affairs, told the Council.

As worldwide officials worked to try to confirm the chemical attack, Trump took the rare step of directly criticising Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with the incident.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Assad's government and its backers, including Russian Federation, "must be held to account" if it is found to have been responsible for the suspected poison gas attack. "Big price to pay", he said.

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The Israeli warplanes fired several rockets from inside the Lebanese airspace and targeted the T-4 air base in the eastern countryside of the Homs province in central Syria.

SANA first said the missile strike on the Tayfur base was a "suspected U.S. attack", but later withdrew all reference to America.

The Syrian government has strongly denied its possession of chemical weapons, saying such allegations were fabricated to deliberately frame the government forces.

Housing Minister Yoav Galant, while also not confirming that Israel had carried out the attack, said: "We have clear interests in Syria". Although the agency said it was likely "an American aggression", USA officials said the United States had not launched any airstrikes on Syria.

A European diplomat said Western allies would work on building a dossier based on photos, videos, witness testimony and satellite images of Syrian flights and helicopters.

The U.N. Security Council will meet twice on Monday following rival requests by Russian Federation and the United States. However gaining access to samples on the ground would be hard.

However, the regime rejected the claim, calling it a "fabrication" by Jaish al-Islam, the Islamist group controlling the area.

United Nations war crimes investigators had previously documented 33 chemical attacks in Syria, attributing 27 to the Assad government, which has repeatedly denied using the weapons.

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