25 Aug '13, 2pm

Syria agrees to UN probe of purported attacks: Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Aug... #army

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Aug. 25 to allow a team of international experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state media and the U.N. said. A statement on Syrian state television said Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem and U.N. disarmament chief Angela Kane struck the deal during talks in Damascus, and that the two sides are working to finalize the date and time of the visit. The world body said that a team of U.N. experts already in Syria has been instructed to focus on investigating the purported attack on Aug. 21. The mission “is preparing to conduct on-site fact-finding activities” on Aug. 26, U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said in a statement. Anti-government activists and Doctors Without Borders say that more than 300 people were killed in the alleged toxic gas attack on the e...

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