Inspectors not allowed into Douma: UK envoy

A UN vehicle carrying OPCW inspectors in the Syrian capital of Damascus

Russian officials and propaganda outlets angrily denied this ever happened and blamed the Syrian opposition for "staging" the incident under orders from overseas (RBC, April 12).

It was a big enough attack to rearrange the landscape around the alleged "chemical weapons-type targets", even if Syrian anti-aircraft fire shot down a few of the unmanned missiles (as the Syrians claim).

Experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrived in Damascus last weekend to examine the site of the suspected attack in nearby Douma, which killed dozens of people and led to USA -led missile strikes.

The OPCW inspectors have not yet been able to visit the site, and Uzumcu did not say when they would deploy.

Le Drian said two weeks of "obstruction" by Russian Federation and Syria "is damaging the quality of the investigation" and is probably aimed at allowing unspecified perpetrators to "make proof and material evidence disappear".

Reports suggest that as many as 75 people were killed during the attack, .

The Russia intervention in Syria has been nearly entirely successful - Bashar al-Assad has won the war, and controls all the big cities and most of the country's "useful" land.

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Ms Pierce, speaking to the Associated Press, said: "We do look to the Russians and the Syrians to uphold the promises they made to the Security Council last week that the inspectors would be allowed in, that they would be escorted, that they would be safe and that they could have free access".

"It is very important to remember that Syria signed the chemical weapons convention.and promised to give up all its chemical weapons and Russian Federation was a guarantor of that framework", he said.

Zammar, a Syrian-born German, was a key member of a Hamburg jihadist cell that included three of the September 11 suicide pilots.

But in light of the U.S and United Kingdom -led strikes on Syria, an angered Kremlin may reconsider that position and provide Assad with the weapons systems he has been pushing for, especially after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the BBC Moscow would do what was needed to help Syria "deter aggression". The U.S. has some 2,000 special forces embedded with the SDF.

Russia's deputy foreign minister said the delay was due to the Western strikes.

Russian Federation and Syria have been accused by western diplomats of preventing representatives of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons from accessing the site to try to establish the facts of what happened.

Asked about the danger of a Russia-U.S. military clash, Lavrov voiced hope that military leaders realize that "any actions that could provoke a direct clash between the Russian and the U.S. militaries are unacceptable".

Inspectors yet to enter Douma, US says
Ahmed Abed al-Nafaa said helicopters were flying before the attack and when he reached the site, people were screaming "chlorine". The US has voiced concerns though that Moscow may have already "tampered" with evidence in Douma where more than 40 people died.

The response came after the U.S. media cited military and administration sources as saying that Mattis had urged Trump to seek Congressional approval before punishing Syria for alleged use of chemical weapons, Xinhua reported.

Their destination was Jarablus, a town under shared Turkish and Syrian opposition control near the Syria-Turkey border.

Concerns are growing in Israel that Moscow is set to provide Bashar al-Assad's regime with the S-300 weapons system, which could herald a new spiraling of the Syrian conflict.

About 1,500 fighters and 3,500 of their family members left Dumayr on Thursday, choosing to relocate to north Syria than accept an amnesty offered by the government. It essentially has one main goal - preventing chemical weapons from being used in warfare.

Dreid said it was not clear why the deal appeared to have fallen through.

"As for the missile attacks that took place last weekend and the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma on April 7, I have said in an interview that our foreign policy is based on facts so we believe there should be an investigation", Kneissl stressed. Rebels who once held the town abandoned it this month.

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