OPCW considers sending inspectors over Aleppo attack

War / Terrorism 11/26/2018, 1:23 PM
OPCW considers sending inspectors over Aleppo attack

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Attacks (OPCW), the United Nation's chemical weapons watchdog might send a team of inspectors to investigate allegations of a poisonous gas attack carried out over the weekend in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the organization's director-general Fernando Arias stated on Monday. Arias added that the OPCW officials have been in touch with UN experts "to assess the security situation on the ground for a possible deployment" of a fact-finding mission to Syria.

According to Syrian state-run SANA agency, at least 50 civilians were injured in a toxic gas attack carried out by "terrorist groups positioned in Aleppo countryside" against three neighborhoods in Syria’s largest city. Russian experts which arrived at the scene determined that shells used in the attack were filled with chlorine, while the country's air forces conducted a series of air strikes against Syrian rebels in response to the alleged chemical attack.

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