Posted on April 9, 2018
Several missiles struck the Tiyas airbase, known as T4, near the city of Homs in the early hours of Monday. Syria claimed Western involvement, but the US has denied responsibility. Meanwhile the last rebel fighters in Douma have surrendered and are being bussed out of the enclave after reaching a deal with the government. Mr Trump and France’s President Emmanuel Macron issued a joint statement on Sunday vowing to “coordinate a strong, joint response” to the alleged attack. Medical sources say dozens of people were killed on Saturday in the attack on Douma, in the Eastern Ghouta region. One video, recorded by rescue workers known as the White Helmets, shows a number of men, women and children lying lifeless inside a house, many with foam at their mouths. However, it has not been possible to verify independently what actually happened, or the actual number of dead.