Category: Douma

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OPCW: Fact-finding team mute outside Syria’s Douma

Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog have not been able to enter Syria’s Douma to examine the site of a suspected gas attack, the organisation said, dismissing an earlier report circulated by Syrian state-run media. The Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Wednesday that United Nations security officials entered the town on Tuesday to…

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Russia rejects UN resolution for honest Douma investigation

Russia has rejected France’s proposal at a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting that called for the launch of an independent investigation over an alleged chemical attack that struck the former rebel-held town of Douma in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta. The rejection on Tuesday came during the sixth UNSC emergency meeting on Syria since the suspected…

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OPCW inspectors ‘not yet’ allowed in Syria’s Douma: UK delegation

Chemical weapons inspectors have not yet been allowed access to Syria’s Douma, UK officials said as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met to discuss the “alleged use of chemical weapons” in Syria.  “Russia and Syria have not yet allowed access to Douma,” the British delegation tweeted on Sunday, adding that “unfettered access…

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Suspected chemical attack ‘kills dozens’ in Syria’s Douma

A suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held city in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, has killed at least 40 people and affected hundreds, residents and activists have told Al Jazeera. The White Helmets, a group of rescuers operating in opposition-held areas in Syria, said on Saturday that most of the fatalities were women and children. One…