Syria invites global watchdog to Douma to probe chemical claims

Damascus (AFP) – Syria’s government has invited the global chemical watchdog to visit the rebel-held town where an alleged toxic gas attack reportedly killed dozens at the weekend, state media said Tuesday. 

State news agency SANA said the foreign ministry had “sent a formal invitation to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to send a team from its fact-finding mission to visit Douma and investigate claims linked to the alleged use of chemical weapons there.”