Syria Chemical Attack: Investigators Allowed to Visit Site after Delay

(From BBC News)

Five days after their arrival, chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will on Wednesday be given access to an alleged chemical attack site, Russia said.

The team has been in the country since Saturday but has been denied access to the site in the town of Douma.

US officials have raised concerns that Russia may have tampered with the site while inspectors were denied access.

Syria and its ally Russia deny responsibility for the attack, with Russia claiming that it was “staged”.

Activists on the ground in Syria say the attack killed more than 40 people and injured hundreds more sheltering from bombing in basements beneath the city. Video footage and witness testimony suggests that gas seeped down into the basements, suffocating the victims.

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