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Missile attack in Syria kills at least 26 pro-Assad fighters

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/30/18, 10:37 am

An overnight missile strike in northern Syria killed at least 26 pro-government fighters, the majority of them Iranians. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack targeted an arms depot and surface-to-surface missiles at the Brigade 47 base. The observatory said the death toll could still rise, with 60 fighters wounded and several others still missing.

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Chemical weapons inspectors finally collect samples in Douma

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/23/18, 10:27 am

A chemical weapons team on Saturday collected samples from the Syrian town of Douma, where residents reported what appeared to be a chlorine gas attack earlier this month. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed the team collected samples for testing.

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Attack on UN team delays chemical weapons probe

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/19/18, 11:41 am

Gunmen in the Syrian town of Douma opened fire on a United Nations security team visiting the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, forcing it to turn back. The attack caused yet another delay in the fact-finding mission to verify the chemical assault. Ahmet Uzumcu, who heads the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said the team on Tuesday returned to the Syrian capital, Damascus, after gunmen shot at them and detonated an explosive device.

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