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>> Global chemical weapons experts finally reach the Syrian town of Douma on Tuesday. Amid fears that any evidence of the alleged gas attack they're there to investigate may now have been cleaned up. Syrian state television reported that inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had arrived at the site where Western countries say scores of civilians were gassed to death on April 7th.
Syria and its ally Russia denied that any chemical attack took place. But that didn't stop the US, France, and Britain from firing more than 100 missiles at three suspected chemical weapons development and storage sites. The first coordinated western strikes against Assad's government in the seven year war. Duma is now in the hands of government forces after the last rebels there withdrew on Saturday just hours after the western air strikes.
OPCW inspectors arrived in Syria on the same day, but their visit to Douma was delayed. The US has accused Russia of blocking access. France has said, it's very likely evidence of any poison gas attack would have disappeared before inspectors could reach the site.