US President Donald Trump says there will be a “big price to pay” for a suspected chemical attack against a besieged rebel-held town in Syria where medical aid groups reported dozens of people were killed by poison gas.
Syria has denied government forces launched any chemical attack
Last year, the US attacked a Syrian air base in response to a gas attack
A top Trump adviser said the US would not rule out another missile attack
The Syrian state denied government forces had launched any chemical attack and Russia, President Bashar al-Assad’s most powerful ally, called the reports bogus.
A joint statement by the medical relief organisation Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the civil defence service, which operates in rebel-held areas, said 49 people had died in the attack late on Saturday in the town of Douma. Others put the toll even higher.