Syria chemical weapons inspectors safe after 'attack'

Chemical weapons inspectors were attacked in Syria this morning but are now safe and well, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has said.

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Chemical arms investigators 'kidnapped in Syria'

Eleven international chemical arms investigators are believed to have been kidnapped in Syria, according to the Syrian foreign ministry.

They were abducted as they tried to visit a town where alleged chlorine gas attacks have recently been reported.

A statement from the ministry's official SANA news agency said: "Two cars were seized by terrorist groups carrying 11 people- five of them Syrian drivers and six from the fact-finding mission."

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