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Investigators allowed to visit Syria chemical attack site: Russia

Syria and its ally Russia deny any chemical attack took place - with Russia calling it a “staged thing”.

world Updated: Apr 17, 2018 09:50 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Damascus
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Rubble fills a street in Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. The international team has been in the country since Saturday, but has not been allowed to visit Douma, the BBC reported.(AP)

Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday, Russia has said.

The international team has been in the country since Saturday, but has not been allowed to visit Douma, the BBC reported.

The attack on April 7, prompted military strikes on Syrian government targets by the US, Britain and France a week later.

Syria and its ally Russia deny any chemical attack took place - with Russia calling it a “staged thing”.

Early on Tuesday, Syrian state media said the country’s air defences had responded to a missile attack over the western city of Homs. The missiles targeted Shayrat air base, it said - but did not say who fired the missiles, the BBC report added.

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

First Published: Apr 17, 2018 09:50 IST