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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'.

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China supports independent UN probe into 'gas attack'

China supports an independent and objective investigation by United Nations experts into allegations of a chemical weapons attack in Syria and they hope for the truth to be discovered quickly, the country's foreign minister said.

China has paid close attention to the reports of the use of chemical weapons inside Syria, and China resolutely opposes the use of chemical weapons no matter who uses them.

– Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

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