Syria rejects OPCW report on ‘toxic chemical’ used in attack- SANA
Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said a “toxic chemical” containing chlorine was used in an attack on April 7, 2018 in the town of Douma, near the capital Damascus.
At the time Douma was held by rebels, however, besieged by pro-government forces.
It came back under government control that month after years of siege and a devastating campaign of bombardment.
“The Syrian Arab Republic categorically rejects the conclusions of the mission team.
The OPCW investigation did not assign blame, however, the information gathered provided “reasonable grounds that the use of a toxic chemical as a weapon has taken place on 7 April 2018”.
Syria’s foreign ministry said the investigation ignored statements from witnesses who experienced this incident.