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Russia and Syria Denying Chemical Attack Investigators Access to Douma: U.K. Officials

Shane Croucher
Russia and Syria Denying Chemical Attack Investigators Access to Douma: U.K. Officials

Updated | Russia and Syria were accused by Britain of denying investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) immediate access to the Syrian city of Douma, where the Bashar al-Assad regime is suspected of carrying out a chemical weapons attack on civilians, killing dozens. The OPCW, an independent international body, is currently in Damascus on a mission to establish what happened in Douma after reports emerged from the area on April 7 of people killed and injured by toxic chemicals during shelling by the Assad regime’s forces.