Experts predict that it will be difficult to obtain evidence that chemicals were used in the attacks made by the Syrian government


On 7th April 2018 the Syrian government attacked the Duma in the East Gouda area. More than 40 people were killed in this attack and it is reported that there were hundreds of injured people. The chemical weapons forbidden team (OPCW) dispatched a team to Syria as it was suspected that chemical weapons were used to attack this Syrian government. The investigation team of OPCW has arrived in Damascus in Syria on April 14, 2018, but due to reasons that the security situation is not good, the condition that the douma can not be entered at the time of article creation continues. Experts point out that the situation where this mission team can not enter the field may be because the Syrian government forces and the Russian troops have concealed the use of chemical weapons.

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According to a local doctor, the patient blows foam from the mouth, skin and lips pale, he complains of corneal burns and convulsions. Based on these symptoms, patients are considered to have suffered from chlorine or nerve gas.

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The Syrian government and the Russian government asked the OPCW investigation team to investigate the use of chemical weapons after the incident came to light. After that, the OPCW investigation team entered Syria on April 14, 2018. However, even at the time of article creation, it has not been possible to enter the site, and the condition that the investigation can not be carried on continues. Furthermore, it is thought that it plagues the mission team after entering the site.

Attacks using weapons that were considered chemical weapons were done on April 7, 2018. Dauma is managed by the Syrian government army claiming that "chemical weapons are not used" thereafter. Therefore, even if the Syrian government forces are using chemical warfare attacks, it is questionable whether the investigation team can collect the physical evidence.

Hamish de Bretton Gordon, an experienced Syrian attacker who has actually investigated the use of chemical weapons, said, "The mission is to find three evidences of environmental, biomedical, record I will talk. Evidence of "environment" corresponds to fragments of bombs, soil samples, concrete pieces such as buildings, etc. In addition, "biomedical" includes blood, hair, urine, etc. of the victim. Also, "recording" is to investigate the testimony, video, and posting to social media.

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De Bretton Gordon says, "Urine is suitable for confirming the presence of chlorine and blood samples and hair samples will indicate the use of nerve gas." For this reason finding injured and dead and biomedical samples is a great evidence to support the use of chemical weapons.

However, the Russian army is believed to have visited Duma on the week of April 9, 2018, and the suspicion of destroying the evidence has been pointed out. Sergei Lavrov Foreign Minister of Russia denies the possibility of destroying the evidence as "no interference is done".

Mr. De Bretton Gordon said that if it had supposedly destroyed the evidence, it should first find out the fragments of the bomb from the rubble and remove it all and clean it with chemicals I will. Also, in order to eliminate the evidence of biomedical evidence and record, it is thought that it is possible not to let the daughter's residents testify or to evict.

De Bretton Gordon said: "If the mission does not investigate the duma and find the corpse, it will tell you something, if the body is gone, it indicates something is wrong It will be a strong sign. "

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