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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The fact-finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has visited a site in the Damascus suburb of Douma to collect samples in connection with the alleged April 7 chemical attack, the OPCW said Saturday.

    "The samples collected will be transported to the OPCW Laboratory in Rijswijk and then dispatched for analysis to the OPCW’s designated labs," the OPCW said in a statement.

    "The OPCW will evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to Douma," the organization added.

    The mission is investigating an incident that took place in the town on April 7: What the West considers a chemical attack conducted by the government, Moscow views as a provocation carried out to justify a strike on the country.

    READ MORE: Fact-Checking the French: Are Russia's Douma Attack Statements 'Contradictory'?

    The Pentagon has admitted that it does not have any solid proof of the attack but had still teamed up with the French and the British and launched over 100 missiles on Syria on the very day a team of OPCW experts was slated to enter Douma. Damascus, Moscow and Tehran branded the move as aggression against Syria's sovereignty.

    Footage presented by the White Helmets has been proven fake by a boy who was filmed and his father, as well as another boy who got food for participating and a doctor at Douma's hospital where the shooting took place. Russian servicemen have found no trace of any attack at the site, but discovered a militant laboratory equipped for manufacturing chemical weapons.

    READ MORE: Russian Military Finds Precursor to Chemical Weapons in Terrorists' Lab in Douma

    The Russian General Staff had correctly predicted a false flag attack with ensuing aggression against Syria a month before it actually occurred.


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