BREAKING: Airstrikes hit Assad air base after deadly chemical attack, state TV reports

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A new development is taking shape in the Syria.

Syrian state TV and witnesses said late Sunday that airstrikes had hit a military airport near the city of Homs shortly after a suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people in a suburb of the capital city, Damascus, over the weekend.

It was not immediately clear which country launched the strikes. The report on SANA said the attack on the T4 military airbase “is likely to be an American aggression.” However, U.S. officials denied that it had launched airstrikes on Syria.

Israel has also struck inside Syria in recent years.

SANA said Syrian air defenses had shot down eight missiles and a number of casualties had been reported.

Saturday’s chemical attack unfolded in a rebel-held town near Damascus amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. Syrian activists, rescuers and medics said a poison gas attack in Douma killed at least 40 people, with families found suffocated in their houses and shelters. The reports could not immediately be independently verified.

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