Chemical weapons watchdog allowed to visit Douma site

Apr 17, 2018, 7:18 AM EDT
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(Source: alex john/flickr)

A team of chemical weapons inspectors, who have been denied access to the alleged poison gas attack site in Syria’s Douma, will be allowed to visit the area on Wednesday, Russia said amid accusations that Moscow and the Syrian regime have tampered with the evidence of the assault.

Previously, Russia and Syria cited “pending security issues” for restricting the officials from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons from visiting Douma, writes The Guardian.

Russia and Syria continue to be in denial of any chemical attack and have accused the Western world of propaganda on social media, notes the BBC.