OPCW Fact-Finding Mission visits Douma

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DOUMA, Syria – The Fact-Finding Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have managed to visit one the sites of alleged chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma, the OPCW said on Saturday according to TASS.

“The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited one of the sites in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic today to collect samples for analysis in connection with allegations of chemical weapons use on 7 April 2018. The OPCW will evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to Douma,” the organization said in a press release.

The samples collected in the Syrian town of Douma “will be transported to the OPCW Laboratory in Rijswijk and then dispatched for analysis to the OPCW’s designated labs,” the press release says.

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“Based on the analysis of the sample results as well other information and materials collected by the team, the FFM will compile their report for submission to the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention for their consideration,” it reads.

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