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Chemical inspectors enter Syria's Douma, amid concerns for probe

International investigators entered the Syrian town that was hit by an alleged chemical attack, after days of delay and warnings by Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed. The suspected April 7th gas attack on Douma, near Damascus, reportedly left more than 40 people dead, and was blamed by Western powers on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, arrived in Damascus on the day of the Western strikes, but had not been allowed to enter Douma.
Several experts have said, any investigation at this stage was likely to be inconclusive.

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