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Monday, 30 January 2023 12:28 GMT

OPCW investigation reports on use of chemical gas in Ghouta

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, March 6 (KUNA) -- The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Tuesday that it is looking into allegations on the use of toxic chemicals during the ongoing fighting in the enclave of Ghouta in Syria between regime forces and the opposition forces.

"We have a situation centre which is following those allegations of use of chlorine and other toxic chemicals and the fact finding mission is collecting the necessary information from different sources," OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu said in Brussels.

"And when they feel there is a credible allegation then they will lead the investigation and reach out to witnesses and health personnel to try to determine whether those chemicals were used or not," he told an event organised by the Belgian Royal Military Academy tonight.

"It is not always easy as Ghouta is an enclave and it is not possible to easily go there," he added. (end) nk.sd


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