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UK, German-Made Chemical Weapons Depot Discovered in Syria’s Douma
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Syrian Army Forces discovered a depot of German and UK-manufactured chemical weapons left by terrorists in the town of Douma, a Syrian official reported.
"In the depot with chemical weapons left by terrorists in Douma, we have found chemicals from Germany, the United Kingdom, from the Porton-Down laboratory in Salisbury," Syria's Deputy Ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons [OPCW] Ghassan Obaid said after a briefing in The Hague on Thursday.
Obaid called on OPCW inspectors to visit the site and expressed hope that the inspection will ultimately prove the allegations against Damascus to be wrong.
For her part, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova's had said earlier that containers with chlorine and smoke bombs made in the UK and Germany had been discovered in the territories freed from militants in Eastern Ghouta region in the suburb of the capital city of Damascus.
The Fact-Finding Mission from the OPCW, which has been deployed to Syria since April 14 to probe the Douma incident, visited a second site in the town on Wednesday and collected samples from the location.
The new samples, together with other samples, will be taken to the OPCW laboratory in The Netherlands for further examination.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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