UN team heads to site of suspected chemical attack

A six car convoy of cars have left the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus and are headed to the scene of an alleged poison gas attack outside the Syrian capital last week. A Reuters witness said.

The team of chemical weapons experts, dressed in blue UN body armour, were accompanied by security forces and an ambulance.

They said they were headed to an area called Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held area on the outskirts of Damascus, where activists said rockets loaded with poison gas killed hundreds of people.

More: First independent images of alleged chemical attack in Syria emerge

Advertisement

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'.