UN urges Syrians to cooperate in probing alleged chemical weapons use

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Secretary-General speaks to correspondents before his meeting with Ǻke Sellström (29/04/2013)

The United Nations has stressed the need for all sides in the Syrian conflict to extend their cooperation to its team that is investigating alleged use of chemical weapons in the country.

A statement issued by the UN Secretary-General's spokesperson on Monday says that UN experts have been deliberately shot at by unidentified snipers.

According to the statement, members of the UN Chemical Weapons Investigation Team who were fired at were in the first vehicle in the buffer zone.

It says that as the car was no longer serviceable, the Team returned safely to the government check-point and will go back to the area after replacing the vehicle.

The UN experts, led by Swedish scientist, Dr. Åke Sellström, are in Syria to investigate a reported use of chemical weapons in the Ghouta region on Wednesday the 21 August.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations

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