26 Aug '13, 12pm

Snipers fire on U.N. vehicle in Syria

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 in the suburbs of Damascus that killed hundreds of people. There were no reported injuries in the sniper attck. 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. “The first vehicle of the Chemical Weapons Investigation Team was deliberately shot at multiple times by unidentified snipers in the buffer zone area,” said Martin Nesirky, a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “As the car was no longer serviceable, the team ...

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