OPCW postpones investigation of chemical attack due to shelling of UN mission

Source : 112 Ukraine

UN Security Team was forced to move away, delaying the arrival of the OPCW inspectors
12:37, 19 April 2018

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) postponed the beginning of the investigation of the chemical attack in Douma, Syria as BBC reported.

‘This incident again highlights the highly volatile environment in which the FFM (fact-finding mission) is having to work and the security risks our staff are facing’, Ahmet Uzumcu, the OPCE Chief said.

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Nobody suffered in the result of the fire attack and the mission returned to Damascus.

As we reported the UN Security Team, which is conducting an investigation in Douma (Syria), came under fire on April 18. The mission ‘was forced to withdraw, delaying the arrival of chemical weapons inspectors’.

On April 13, the U.S. troops landed a missile strike on chemical infrastructure in Syria; the UK and France joined in. The strikes killed at least six people and dealt damage to a number of weaponry research objects. 

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On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. The Syrian government and Russia called this information untrue, while the US and allies have blamed Bashar al-Assad for the attack.

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