U.S. military officials say American warplanes did not launch an airstrike on a military airbase in Syria. The airstrike early today came after a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held suburb of Damascus killed dozens of people, including women and children, this weekend. Syria and Russia are accusing Israel of attacking the airbase and killing more than a dozen people. Meanwhile, President Trump warned that there would be a price to pay for the chemical attack.
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Russia on Monday blamed the Israeli Air Force for the deadly airstrike on a Bashar al-Assad air base after a suspected chemical attack killed at least 60 in a Damascus suburb over the weekend.
Russia's Defense Ministry said two Israeli fighter jets launched the attack on the T4 air base in central Syria from Lebanon's air space.
Syria shot down five out of the eight missiles that targeted the base, the ministry said. It said the other three landed in the western part of the T4 base.
The airstrikes reportedly killed 14 people, including Iranians, at a military airport near the city of Homs.
A Syrian military official also said Israel was behind the attack.