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Syria: UN chemical weapons inspectors arrive in Damascus00:46

Syria: UN chemical weapons inspectors arrive in Damascus

Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus
July 25, 2013 at 05:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Syria: UN chemical weapons inspectors arrive in Damascus

Senior United Nations inspectors arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday to examine claims of chemical weapons use in the ongoing civil war.

Swedish scientist and head of the UN chemical weapons investigation Ake Sellstrom, as well as the UN high representative for disarmament, Angela Kane, held talks with government officials to gain access to specific areas of the country and carry out their investigation.

Both government and opposition forces have accused each other of using chemical weapons in the two-year conflict which has seen over 100,000 people killed.

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Syria: UN chemical weapons inspectors arrive in Damascus

Senior United Nations inspectors arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday to examine claims of chemical weapons use in the ongoing civil war.

Swedish scientist and head of the UN chemical weapons investigation Ake Sellstrom, as well as the UN high representative for disarmament, Angela Kane, held talks with government officials to gain access to specific areas of the country and carry out their investigation.

Both government and opposition forces have accused each other of using chemical weapons in the two-year conflict which has seen over 100,000 people killed.