U.N. off to Syria to probe chemical weapons
A Syrian man dons a homemade gas mask to guard against chemical weapons attacks in Latakia province.
July 31st, 2013
04:46 PM ET

U.N. off to Syria to probe chemical weapons

U.N. inspectors will travel to Syria "as soon as possible" to investigate three reports of chemical weapons use, a U.N. spokesperson said Wednesday.

The announcement of the upcoming visit followed talks last week between Syria's government and a U.N. representative for disarmament affairs, according to the U.N. statement.

Syria has been embroiled in a bloody civil war for more than two years, during which more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions have been displaced or become refugees in other countries, according to the United Nations.

Amid the fighting, there have been numerous allegations that chemical weapons have been used.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Area 51

    Nobody knows probing like I do. They should send me.

    July 31, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    You cut the top off a sprite bottle, cram rags into it, attach an elastic and – voila! Gas mask!

    July 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    That dude needs to shave. He'll never get a good seal. (Like that makes a difference.)

    July 31, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    See my comments from two years ago. They still apply.

    July 31, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    The Syrian mess was planned two years before the Arab Spring & the venue was U.K. Your comments would be relevant@banasy.
    Those who are interested should read ex-French FM Dumas's interview to French TV LPC on this plan. It can be researched on 'Global Research'.

    August 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    The plan is called 'Oded Yinon'. I think i mentioned this sometime before.

    August 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. In home personal training

    What ever happen to this? Are they still disposing of the weapons?

    April 5, 2014 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |