close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

UN chemical weapons inspectors reach Syria

UN inspectors tasked with investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict have arrived in the war-torn country.



Damascus: UN inspectors tasked with investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict have arrived in the war-torn country.

The 20-member UN delegation, led by Swedish expert Ake Sellstrom, will begin their two-week mission on Monday, Xinhua reported.

The Syrian government and the opposition have accused each other of using chemical weapons in an attack in Khan al-Asal town March 19 that killed at least 25 people and injured 130. Both parties have denied the accusation.

The UN fact-finding mission, set up in March at the request of the Syrian government, will investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan al-Asal and two other sites.

The locations of the two other incidents have not been made known due to a security precaution.

The UN investigation team`s mandate is to report on whether chemical weapons were used, and if so, to specify what kind of chemical weapons was used, but not to determine the responsibility of the attack.

IANS

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

A wearable sticker that can prevent sexual assault

Neymar set to move to Paris Saint Germain

Council in Pakistan orders Revenge Rape of a 16-Year-Old

Photographing the world from a plane

Indian female cops are out in full force to protect women

Delhi's Mini Afghanistan: Far from war, these Afghanis have found their home in India