August 27th, 2013
02:42 AM ET

U.N. probes alleged gas attack site

U.N. inspectors on Tuesday are expected to examine for a second day sites of reported chemical weapons attacks around Damascus.

Government and opposition forces have accused each other of unleashing poison gas last week in a number of towns in the region of Ghouta. Syria's opposition said that as many as 1,300 people were killed.

On Monday, as U.N. experts visited the town of Moadamiyet al-Sham.


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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I submitted a comment that was the wrong comment when words like "genocide" and "evil" can be written and spoken by journalists and politicians. My view will not be published.

    August 27, 2013 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hope


    Have you seen the damage that missile caused? Jeepers This is a job for Jacque Cousteau.


    August 27, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hope

    In reality, I'm in support of bringing Assad to justice in whatever means necessary.

    Justice for Syria,

    August 27, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    I dont understand why they cant send in a sniper force and take that POS out?

    August 27, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It had better not be the US that sends a sniper team out to get rid of a leader of a sovereign country, no matter how heinous that leader is. That would send a dangerous message to the rest of the world that looks at the US unfavorably.

      August 27, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    How do we know it is not alquaeda with poisonous gas? Trying to bait the west and allies.

    August 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    today i'm being blocked on all threads.

    August 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    No we don't @Mama.

    August 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    comments blocked.

    August 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    CNN is determined to keep me out today.
    Good afternoon @bobcat@chrissy@banasy@Scottish Mama.

    August 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dazzle ©

    Something absolutely must be done in Syria. I am quite reluctant to see the US involved. With the do nothing Hollande of France speaking out against the chemical atrocities let his country do it.

    August 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    pl read Paul Craig Robert's article "Another Western crime in the Making".

    August 27, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    its not simply a matter of sending in a sniper team the broader picture for M.East is vastly disturbing.

    August 27, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Related to M.East read Uri Avnery's "Cry my beloved Egypt" on Veterans Today. @bobcat my friend.

    August 27, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dallas55

    0bama is a monkey with a hand grenade. His intervention will go about as well as Benghazi or Egypt.

    August 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    or Bush in Iraq @Dallas55.

    August 27, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
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