April 10, 2018 / 3:26 PM / 2 months ago

Weapons inspectors to deploy to Syria's Douma "shortly" - OPCW

AMSTERDAM, April 10 (Reuters) - Inspectors with the global chemical weapons watchdog will travel to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate reports of an attack there that killed as many as 60 people, the agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

The OPCW “has requested the Syrian Arab Republic to make the necessary arrangements for such a deployment,” the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.

“This has coincided with a request from the Syrian Arab Republic and the Russian Federation to investigate the allegations of chemical weapons use in Douma. The team is preparing to deploy to Syria shortly.” (Reporting By Anthony Deutsch Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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