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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:18 AM

Syria: Russia says chemical weapons inspectors will be allowed into Douma

Source: The Guardian

Inspectors to visit site on Wednesday, but US envoy raises fears of Russian tampering

Patrick Wintour
Diplomatic editor

Tue 17 Apr 2018 07.57 EDT First published on Tue 17 Apr 2018 00.33 EDT

International chemical weapons inspectors will be allowed on Wednesday to visit the site of a poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, Russian officials have said.

The attack last week led France, the US and the UK to launch missile strikes against three targets in Syria on Saturday morning, which were designed to degrade the remaining chemical weapons facilities of Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

On Tuesday, French president Emmanuel Macron said the strikes on Syria had been “for the honour of the international community”.

France’s foreign ministry said it was very likely that proof has disappeared from the Douma site, adding it was essential that the inspectors be given full access.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/17/syria-russia-says-inspectors-will-be-allowed-into-douma

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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:28 AM

1. Wouldn't the inspectors be able to tell if chemical weapons were used

by the victims symptoms, by examining them?

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