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U.N. chemical weapons team reaches rebel-held territory - activists
August 29, 2013 / 8:22 AM / 4 years ago

U.N. chemical weapons team reaches rebel-held territory - activists

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United Nations team of chemical weapons experts in Syria reached rebel-held territory outside Damascus on Thursday, activists said, and was preparing to start a third day of investigations into an apparent poison gas attack in the area.

U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane (R) and Ake Sellstrom, head of a U.N. chemical weapons investigation team, stand outside a hotel to see off the convoy of United Nations inspectors leaving a hotel in Damascus August 29, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Activists said the team had arrived in the eastern suburb of Douma and were going to examine the sites where activists say rockets loaded with chemical weapons struck. The team will also run more tests and interviews with the wounded, they said.

Reporting by Erika Solomon; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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