US accused Russia of blocking inspectors to reach poison gas attack site in Syria

Vastavam web: The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.Moscow denied the charge and blamed delays on retaliatory U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria on Saturday.Syria and Russia deny unleashing poison gas on April 7 during their offensive on Douma, which ended with the recapture of the town that had been the last rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus.

Relief organisations say dozens of men, women and children were killed. Footage of young victims foaming at the mouth and weeping in agony has thrust Syria’s civil war – in which half a million people have been killed in the past seven years – to the forefront of world concern again.