UN chemical weapons team vehicle fired on in Syria

UN chemical weapons team vehicle fired on in Syria


[Ed note: ‘Sure you can do in inspection. (rifle report rings out). Haha, take that!]

A vehicle carrying U.N. chemical weapons investigators came under sniper fire Monday as it was heading toward the site of an alleged chemical attack last week that killed hundreds of people.

There were no reported injuries in the sniper attacking the Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh, although one vehicle was disabled.

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The Syrian government accused the rebels of firing at the team, while a rebel representative said a pro-government militia was behind the attack.

The shootings comes as U.S. naval forces move closer to Syria and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns that any military intervention in Syria without a mandate from the U.N. would be a grave violation of international law.

The attack by snipers took place in the buffer zone area between rebel- and government-controlled territory.

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