(National Sentinel) War: President Donald J. Trump threatened there would be a “big price…to pay” after reports of a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian city of Douma, blaming President Bashar Assad and his international allies including Russia.

As reported by CBS News, the attack has left dozens dead and hundreds more injured, including many women and children.

Trump also singled out Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran as being responsible.

“Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price…to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!” he tweeted.

Opponents of the Assad regime and rescuers said Sunday that the poison gas attack on Douma, a rebel-held enclave near the capital of Damascus, has left at least 40 people dead.

The Syrian and Russian governments have both denied the attack, CBS News noted.

Russia is Syria’s biggest ally and has a large military presence inside the country. Iran also has a military presence.

Reports of the latest attack which appeared to target civilians and young children could not be independently verified, CBS News reported.

Trump ordered missile strikes on a Syrian airbase in response to an earlier chemical attack in 2017.

The network noted further:

First responders said they found families suffocated in their homes and shelters, with foam on their mouths. The opposition-linked Syrian Civil Defense were able to document 42 fatalities but were impeded from searching further by strong odors that gave their rescuers difficulties breathing, said Siraj Mahmoud, a spokesman for the group, which is known as the White Helmets. 

Trump also singled out former President Obama for criticism.

“If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!” he tweeted.

It was not clear early Sunday what the U.S. response would be, if any.

The U.S. has about 2,000 troops in Syria, mostly to assist opposition forces.

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