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New chemical weapons team to launch first Syria investigations

New chemical weapons team to launch first Syria investigations

A new team established by the global chemical weapons watchdog to attribute blame for the use of banned munitions in Syria will investigate

Syria refuses access to chemical weapons investigators - watchdog

Syria refuses access to chemical weapons investigators - watchdog

Syrian officials have refused access to a newly-created chemical weapons investigation team formed to identify culprits behind attacks with banned munitions, the organisation's top official said in remarks published on Wednesday.

Global chemical weapons agency to investigate alleged Aleppo attack

Global chemical weapons agency to investigate alleged Aleppo attack

The global chemical weapons agency will investigate an alleged gas attack in Syria's Aleppo that reportedly wounded up to 100 people on Saturday, the agency's chief said on Monday.

Chemical weapons body confirms more sarin use in Syria

Chemical weapons body confirms more sarin use in Syria

The banned nerve agent sarin and chlorine were used in attacks in northern Syria last year, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday.

Chemical Weapons: Inspectors take samples at second site in Douma

Chemical Weapons: Inspectors take samples at second site in Douma

Inspectors with the global chemical weapons agency on Wednesday visited a second site in Syria's Douma and took samples to help them determine whether banned toxic munitions were used there.

Chemical weapons watchdog: inspectors have samples from Douma

Chemical weapons watchdog: inspectors have samples from Douma

A team of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited a site in Douma, Syria on Saturday to collect samples as it tries to determine whether such weapons were used there on April 7, the agency said.

UN security team shot at in Douma, says OPCW head

UN security team shot at in Douma, says OPCW head

The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Wednesday that a UN security team doing reconnaissance in Douma, Syria came under gunfire a day earlier, sources told Reuters.

Weapons inspectors delayed after gunfire in Syria's Douma

Weapons inspectors delayed after gunfire in Syria's Douma

Chemical weapons inspectors had to delay visiting the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's Douma on Wednesday after a UN security team reported gunfire at the location a day earlier, sources briefed on the team's deployment told Reuters.

Chemical probe to begin in Syria after Western strikes

Chemical probe to begin in Syria after Western strikes

International inspectors were to begin work Sunday at the site near Damascus of an alleged chemical attack that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes against Syria's regime.

As US response looms, Russia and Syria urge inspection of attack site

As US response looms, Russia and Syria urge inspection of attack site

President Bashar al-Assad's government has invited international inspectors to send a team to Syria to investigate an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma in a move apparently aimed at averting possible Western military action over the incident.

Victims in Syria's Douma may have suffered cocktail of poisons

Victims in Syria's Douma may have suffered cocktail of poisons

The international chemical weapons watchdog opened an investigation on Monday to determine whether dozens of people were gassed to death in an attack near the Syrian capital, possibly by a poisonous cocktail of sarin and chlorine.

Chemical weapons inspectors on scene of UK nerve agent attack

Chemical weapons inspectors on scene of UK nerve agent attack

Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have begun work at the scene of the nerve agent attack on former Russian agent Sergei Skripal in the English city of Salisbury, a Reuters photographer said.