WASHINGTON (Circa) -- Syrian state owned television is reporting missiles have hit a military base in Syria.
Pentagon officials tell the Wall Street Journal that the United States has not launched an attack against any Assad bases.
By ZEINA KARAM and PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian opposition activists and rescuers said Sunday that a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital has killed at least 40 people, allegations denied by the Syrian government.
This news comes after 40 people were killed in a poison gas attack near the Syrian capital.
President Trump spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday about the situation in the country and they both agreed to "coordinate a strong, joint response," according to a read out sent by the White House.
"Both leaders strongly condemned the horrific chemical weapons attacks in Syria and agreed that the Assad regime must be held accountable for its continued human rights abuses."
Syrian media is also reporting Assad's forces shot down eight missiles.
BREAKING: Syrian news agency: Air defenses confronted missile attack on air base in central Syria, shot down 8 missiles.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 9, 2018
SANA, Syria's state owned news agency, reports there are a number of casualties as a result of the missile strike.
President Trump has previously said Syria will have a "big price to pay" because of the alleged attack.
"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," Trump said in a tweet on Sunday morning.
The U.N. Security Council will be meeting on Monday to discuss how the coalition of countries will go forward.
This is a developing story. The Associated Press contributed to this story.