OPCW Issues Fact-Finding Mission Reports on Chemical Weapons Use Allegations in Douma, Syria in 2018

THE HAGUE, Netherlands —6 July 2018—The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), issued an interim report on the FFM’s investigation to date regarding the allegations of chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria on 7 April 2018.

The FFM’s activities in Douma included on-site visits to collect environmental samples, interviews with witnesses, data collection. In a neighbouring country, the FFM team gathered or received biological and environmental samples, and conducted witness interviews.

US army agreement on Field Deployable Hydrolysis System

The Field Deployable Hydrolysis System (FDHS) is a transportable, high throughput neutralization system designed to convert chemical warfare materiel into compounds not usable as weapons. The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), in partnership with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), signed a technology transfer agreement with the Joint Program Executive Office-Chemical Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) on June 27, 2013 at the Edgewood Area of the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

Syria, three reports on use of chemical weapons

Reports on use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Find in attachment US and French reports and informations about the Russian one.

How to recognize a chemical attack compared to a conventional one

Interview with Paola Manduca, professor of Genetics at the University
of Genoa, and coordinator of the New Weapons Committee, a group of
researchers who deal with the study long-term effects of the use of
non-conventional weapons on populations.

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