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Syria ready to cooperate in chemical weapons attack probe

IANS  |  Damascus 

is ready to cooperate in a probe into an alleged attack that took place last week, said on Monday.

Mekdad said that investigators of the (OPCW) arrived in three days ago and held meetings with officials, reports

The said the government urged the investigators to carry out their work with transparency, impartiality and accuracy.

He also stressed the government's willingness to cooperate and facilitate the work of the OPCW team, which arrived to look into the allegations of use by the on April 7 in the formerly rebel-held district, east of

The has denied the accusations, accusing the rebels of staging and fabricating the attack to frame the and attract a foreign military campaign.

On Friday night, the US, and the UK launched coordinated strikes on Syrian military positions in retaliation for the attack.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 18:40 IST