OPCW experts safe after attack in Syria

Experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPWC) were said to be safe after an alleged attack in Syria’s west city of Hama on Tuesday

OPCW experts safe after attack in Syria

World Bulletin/News Desk

A team of experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPWC) whose convoy came under attack Tuesday morning in Syria are safe and travelling back to the operating base, the OPWC said.

“All team members are safe and well and are travelling back to the operating base,” said an OPCW statement.

The team were travelling in three vehicles to the site of an alleged chlorine gas attack in Syria’s western city of Hama when the attack occured, according to Syrian Foreign Ministry but no details were given.

The OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Uzumcu, expressed his personal concern for the OPCW and UN staff members and repeated his call to all parties for cooperation with the mission.

"Our inspectors are in Syria to establish the facts in relation to persistent allegations of chlorine gas attacks," he said. "Their safety is our primary concern, and it is imperative that all parties to the conflict grant them safe and secure access."

Last Mod: 27 Mayıs 2014, 16:46
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