OPCW Investigation Blames Syrian Military for 2018 Chemical Attack in Douma

OPCW Investigation Blames Syrian Military for 2018 Chemical Attack in Douma

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Following a multi-year long investigation, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concluded on Friday that “there are reasonable grounds” to believe that Syrian military forces carried out the chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria, in 2018, which left 43 people dead.

In a statement, the OPCW stated that “based on the holistic assessment of the large volume and wide range of evidence gathered and analysed, and on the convergence of the outcomes of such corroborated multiple analyses,” the organization concluded that a helicopter belonging to the Syrian “Tiger Forces” dropped two chlorine gas bombs on a residential area of Douma on April 7, 2018, which caused dozens of civilians casualties.

Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected the findings of the report, saying that it “lacks any scientific and objective evidence, and no sane person or specialist can reach a misleading conclusion.” The Ministry also dismissed the attack as being staged, however, the OPCW investigation stated that the “’staging’ scenario is not supported by the chemical data, as well as in the pattern of how the relative levels of the chlorinated chemicals are distributed.

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