Update with @OPCW confirmation that the UNDSS reconnaissance team “came under small arms fire and an explosive was detonated.”
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) April 18, 2018
BREAKING: OPCW head says @UN security team shot at in #Syria’s #Douma
— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) April 18, 2018
United Nations (United States) (AFP) – A UN security team was fired at on Tuesday while on a reconnaissance mission in the Syrian town of Douma to prepare the deployment of experts investigating an alleged chemical attack, officials said.
“Shots were fired yesterday at a UN security team doing a reconnaissance in Douma,” a UN official told AFP. “They were not injured and returned to Damascus.”
The experts from the OPCW chemical watchdog were awaiting the green light from the security team before beginning their on-site investigation in Douma of the alleged attack.
The suspected April 7 gas attack on Douma, near Damascus, reportedly left more than 40 people dead and was blamed by Western powers on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
— The Intel Crab (@IntelCrab) April 18, 2018
BREAKING: Head of @OPCW says that UN security team has come under fire in Syria’s Douma
— Conflict News (@Conflicts) April 18, 2018
“..It is not yet clear who shot at the security team..”
Probably the white helmets so their sham can’t be discovered and everyone can blame the Russians.
BREAKING: The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says a UN security team doing reconnaissance in #Syria’s #Douma ahead of the arrival of weapons inspectors has come under gunfire @trtworld
BREAKING: The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says a UN security team doing reconnaissance in #Syria's #Douma ahead of the arrival of weapons inspectors has come under gunfire @trtworld pic.twitter.com/zxrJEoU1Gg
— Auskar Surbakti (@AuskarSurbakti) April 18, 2018