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Chemical weapons watchdog not sure when inspectors can go to Douma, Syria

AMSTERDAM – The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Wednesday it is not clear when a fact-finding mission will be able to travel safely to Douma, Syria, the British ambassador to the organization said.

 

Ambassador Peter Wilson told reporters that OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü said the departure of a team of inspectors was delayed after an incident in which an advance UN security detail performing reconnaissance in Douma was forced to withdraw after being fired upon.

 


First published: 04.18.18, 16:04