The team of UN chemical weapons inspectors left their Damascus hotel early this morning, a witness told Reuters, and appeared to be leaving the country.
The witness saw the team's convoy of vehicles head onto a highway that leads to neighbouring Lebanon.
Syrian government officials were watching President Obama's White House speech. I didn't see them smile but there's no doubt they did.
Footage has emerged which appears to show an horrific incident incendiary weapons in northern Syria near a school.
After last week's clouds of poison gases in the suburbs, people in Damascus are bracing themselves for the expected missile retaliation.