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Investigators allowed to visit Syria's Douma: Russia

IANS  |  Moscow/Damascus 

Russian authorities have said that investigators will be permitted to visit the Syrian town of where an took place on April 7, a media report said.

Investigators from the (OPCW) arrived in on April 14, reports

When the team visits the site on Wednesday, they are expected to gather soil and other samples to help identify the substances, if any, used in the attack that killed over 70 people.

The to the OPCW, however, expressed concern that had visited the site and "may have tampered with it" to impede the investigation.

But in a interview on Monday, Russian said: "I can guarantee that has not tampered with the site."

Lavrov slammed the US, UK and for carrying out the strikes on targeted Syrian properties on the night of April 13 which came as a retaliation to the attack, before the OPCW team could conduct its investigation.

On Tuesday, Syrian said the country's air defences had responded to a missile attack over the western city of Homs, the reported.

The missiles targeted Shayrat air base, but did not say who fired the missiles.

Another report, from the pro-Iranian Hezbollah militia, said that Syrian air defences had intercepted three missiles targeting Dumair military airport, north-east of the capital

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 13:04 IST
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