UN chemical weapons team arrives at Beirut airport

Members of the United Nations team arrived at Beirut International airport earlier today. Credit: Reuters

The United Nations chemical weapons team has arrives in Lebanon after completing investigations in Syria, Reuters reports.

The team had crossed the land border from Syria into Lebanon earlier in the day after completing its four-day investigation.

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