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Investigators say Syrian and Russian authorities blocked them from site of suspected chemical attack

Summer Meza

Syrian and Russian authorities have reportedly blocked a watchdog group from investigating a suspected chemical attack in Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, an independent watchdog group, sought to visit the city of Douma, near Damascus, to investigate a recent attack, The Associated Press reports. The U.S. has accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons against civilians in Douma earlier this month, killing around 40 people.