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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UN inspectors head to 'chemical attack site'

UN inspectors have left central Damascus to investigate sites of an alleged chemical weapons strikes, following calls from Western powers for military action to punish what may be the world's worst chemical attack in 25 years.

UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane was pictured with the convoy before it left, but it is not clear whether she went with them.

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