THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 21 April 2018 —
Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team of the
Organisation for the Prohibition
of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited one of the sites in Douma, Syrian
Arab Republic today to collect samples for analysis in connection with
allegations of chemical weapons use on 7 April 2018. The OPCW will
evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another
possible visit to Douma.
The samples collected will be transported to the
OPCW Laboratory in Rijswijk and then dispatched for analysis to the
OPCW’s designated labs. Based on the analysis of the sample results as
well other information and materials collected by the team, the FFM will
compile their report for submission to the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention for their consideration.