The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Tuesday said that it sent its Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) to Syria in early January to gather data on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Aleppo.

“The OPCW Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) deployed in early January to further establish facts regarding the allegation. The FFM continues to independently collect and analyse information and will report its findings to States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention. All measures continue to be taken to ensure the safety and security of OPCW experts and personnel involved”, the OPCW spokesperson said in a statement.

On 24 November, militants reportedly fired chlorine-filled shells at two neighbourhoods of Aleppo — al-Khalidiye and Al Zahraa — along with Nile Street.

People were hospitalised with asphyxiation and other symptoms typical of poisoning. According to local media reports, 107 civilians were hospitalised.

Following the attack, Russian military chemists arrived in Aleppo to monitor the situation.

The Russian Defence Ministry said that 46 people, including eight children, were injured in the chemical attack.
The ministry stressed that the Russian side had previously drawn attention to the fact that the White Helmets organisation was trying to organise provocations using chemical agents against the local population in the demilitarised zone around Idlib, Syria.
Source: Sputnik
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willyvandamme

On the 4th of December I as a journalist asked them a question regarding this affair and the complaints nothing was being done by the OPCW. Today i received this press release dated today. It contains in fact nothing except that they did send a group of investigators. Not even mentioning the date. Was it today?

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Looking at the official press release it shows they are there only to collect information almost probably meaning talks with people from the government and no real investigation of samples and the collection of witness reports.

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Perhaps you should call the Aleppo Franciscans. Maybe they might know something. It’s worth a shot. They serve in eastern areas and speak English.

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Remember that’s how they did it all along. While helmets told them “SAA did it” then they went “we investigated and found Assad guilty”.