Strike on Syria air base kills 14, including Iranian forces

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Israel has yet to deny or confirm responsibility for the attack.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the strike as "a risky development" in the Syrian civil war with the Foreign Ministry in Moscow requesting time with Israel's ambassador to Russia, Gary Koren.

The strikes targeting the T-4 airbase outside Palmyra in central Syria have been widely attributed to Israel, with USA officials confirming the Jewish state carried out the hits and informed Washington in advance.

The poison gas attack, blamed on the Syrian regime-who Russian Federation backs in the ongoing civil war in the country-sparked an aggressive response from the USA, the United Kingdom, and France who are all opposed to President Bashar al-Assad and Moscow's support for him.

Trump and his Western allies are discussing possible military action to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected poison gas attack on Saturday against a rebel-held town that had long held out against government forces.

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Two Israeli F-15 warplanes carried out strikes from Lebanese air space on T-4 air base in Homs on Sunday that killed and wounded several people.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the strike on the base a "very risky development".

An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment. In the process, Syrian air defenses downed an Israeli jet - the first time an Israeli military aircraft had been taken out by enemy fire since the 1980s. Washington denied this, and France, which in February had said it would strike in the event of a chemical weapon attack on civilians by Syrian government forces, also said its forces were not involved.

The assessment also suggested that a nerve agent was used in the suspected poison attack, but further evidence was needed to determine the type of agent, United States government sources told the news agency.

"The crimes will not remain unanswered", Ali Akbar Velayati said during a visit to Syria, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency. Israel in the past reportedly carried out bombing raids of military sites used to store or produce rockets and missiles.

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