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Preliminary analysis showed that in April in the Syrian city of Duma has been applied to the gas chlorine. This is stated in the report of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW), reports on Friday, July 6, Reuters.
In the document, which is available to the Agency, noted that “various chlorinated organic chemicals were detected in the samples,” taken from two places. While traces of the use of nerve agents was not found.
The OPCW mission was dispatched to the scene about a week after reports about the incident. The news also prompted to impact of the international coalition forces on targets in Syria.
In late June, the OPCW is empowered to establish those responsible for using chemical weapons. It was reported that the implementation of the new mandate will begin in November.
14 APR United States together with Britain and France attacked Syria. The reason for the attack was a message about the use of chemical weapons in Duma, in which Western countries have accused the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. According to the Pentagon, the targets in Syria were released in a total of 105 cruise missiles, and all of them reached the goal.
Syrian authorities have repeatedly stated that they never used chemical weapons against civilians and terrorists, and the entire chemical Arsenal was removed from the country under the control of the OPCW. Russia believes the incidents with chemical warfare substances provocations.
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