Chemical weapons team kept from alleged attack site in Syria

By | April 16, 2018

BEIRUT — Independent investigators were prevented by Syrian and Russian authorities Monday from reaching the scene of an alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital, an official said, days after the U.S., France and Britain bombarded sites they said were linked to Syria’s chemical weapons program.

The lack of access to the town of Douma by inspectors from the watchdog group, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, has left questions about the April 7 attack unanswered.

The group’s director-general, Ahmet Uzumcu, said Syrian and Russian officials cited “pending security issues” in keeping its inspectors from reaching Douma.

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Source: Bangor Daily News