OPCW to examine survivors from Syrian chemical weapons attack

In the wake of the tensions between Moscow and Washington and the US’s threats to act again in Syria, a team from the international Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons set out to Turkey in order to take samples from Idlib attack survivors. The team is determined to officially confirm whether or not unconventional weapons were utilized.
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Ten days after the chemical weapons attack that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out on Idlib, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) sent a team of inspectors to Turkey today (Thursday) in order to collect samples from the chemical attack victims. This is another step in the investigation of the chemical weapons attack in which more than 100 people were murdered and dozens more were injured.

The OPCW based in Hague sent their team to collect biometric samples and to interview survivors. The delegation’s mission is to unequivocally confirm whether or not chemical weapons were utilized without blaming any specific entity. The results, which should arrive in about a month, will be handed to a special UN team that will determine who is responsible for using the chemical weapons.

Investigators determined in the past that during Syria’s civil war, sarin, chlorine and mustard gas were used. The Assad government used chlorine in the past, while ISIS terrorists attacked with sarin and mustard gas.

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