Alexander Rahr is one of Germany's most controversial Russian experts. DW's Brent Goff asks him about weapons inspectors and that alleged poison attack in the Syrian city of Douma. Who does he believe? Who should we believe?
Visiting Russian politicians shared Syrian President al-Assad's view that the recent airstrikes had been an act of aggression. Chemical weapons investigators are set to begin probing the alleged gas attacks in Douma.
The Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons has said samples show a high probability that chlorine gas was used in an attack in Syria. It did not say who had used the banned weapons.
Syria's state news agency had reported that experts from the OPCW had already entered the site of an alleged chemical attack. But Syria's UN ambassador said only a UN security team has so far entered the besieged town.
As OPCW wait to start a fact-finding mission in Douma, will there still be enough evidence to gather? DW spoke with a toxicology expert about what inspectors will be looking for — and what chemicals may have been used.
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