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SYRIA: Worries as Global chemical watchdog team arrives Douma for inspection



SYRIA: Worries as Global chemical watchdog team arrives Douma for inspection

A week after a fact-finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrived Syria to inspect suspected gas attacks, the team has finally arrived the rebel held city of Douma.

The visit of the inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog is however coming amid growing questions about whether there would still be enough evidence for the investigators to gather two weeks after the chemical attack.

Hours after reaching Douma, the OPCW in a statement said its team had visited one of the sites of the alleged attack to collect samples for analysis.

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“The OPCW will evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to Douma,” it said.

“Based on the analysis of the sample results as well other information and materials collected by the team, the FFM (fact-finding mission) will compile their report for submission to the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention for their consideration.”

The visit is coming days after unknown gunmen opened fire on a U.N. security team doing reconnaissance for inspectors to visit sites of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.

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