Syrian state television claims 'terrorists' fired at experts

The convoy left a hotel in Damascus this morning to travel to the alleged sites of a 'gas attack'. Credit: REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

The Syrian government has claimed that "terrorists" fired at UN chemical weapons inspectors near Damascus, Reuters reports citing state television.

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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'.