Russia welcomes Syria's agreement to UN inspection

Russia's foreign ministry has welcomed Syria's decision to grant UN inspectors access to the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus.

The ministry also warned against any "hurried conclusions" in assigning blame for the incident.

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Syrian snipers shoot at convoy

The United Nations chemical weapons team in Damascus have been shot at by Syrian snipers, a UN spokesperson said. The experts have reportedly returned to their hotel after inspecting the site of an alleged 'gas attack'.