DAMASCUS, Aug 26 (KUNA) -- UN inspectors are said to be taking samples from
victims of a chemical attack on civilians close to a mosque in the Reef
Damascus area of Maadamiyah, to the west of Damascus, said opposition
activists on Monday.
"International investigators have crossed a state security forces
checkpoint at the entrance of the Maadamiyah and have headed to a clinic," one
of the activists, whose identity cannot be revealed, told reporters.
"They are currently carrying out their role in taking pictures and notes
and are speaking to patients, accompanied by their personal security guards,
who are fully equipped with sheilds, helmets and telecommunication equipment,"
added the eyewitness.
This comes after the vehicle transporting the international team was shot
at by unidentified snipers as they were headed to this site. The team had to
exchange vehicles after it received damage in the incident. (pickup previous)
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