UN Heads to Syria to Hunt Chemical Weapons
Officials to investigate weapons' use, but not who to blame
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 15, 2013 3:03 AM CDT
Updated Aug 15, 2013 6:37 AM CDT
This Saturday, July 27, 2013 photo shows the Khalid Ibn al-Walid Mosque in the heavily disputed northern neighborhood of Khaldiyeh, in Homs, Syria.   (AP Photo/SANA)

(Newser) – Following approval by Bashar al-Assad, a UN team is headed to Syria to investigate whether chemical weapons are being used in the country. "The departure of the team is now imminent," says a statement from secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon. Inspectors will remain in Syria "for a period of up to 14 days, extendable upon mutual consent" with its leaders. The probe aims to determine if the weapons have been used without seeking to identify a perpetrator. Just one of three inspection sites is known: Khan al-Assal, in Aleppo, Reuters reports. The investigation follows 13 reports to the UN of chemical weapons use, including one from the Syrian government itself.

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HANKHILL
Aug 15, 2013 8:12 PM CDT
hey you can use bo the dog! not under here, not over there, try under there, awwww time for lunch!
reallybig
Aug 15, 2013 8:17 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD ...... Don't listen to Colin Powell .. one of history's greatest recorded liars? Tell them not to listen to that liar Colin Powell .. who convinced the UN, the world, and the great President George W. Bush .. (in a 'history recorded transcript' to the UN on February 03, 2003), when he fabricated evidence, and falsified reports .. to convince the UN, and the world, and Bush, that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, and was going to use them against his neighbors. Whatever the UN inspectors do in it's investigation of chemical weapons in Syria, remember, not to listen to that liar Colin Powell, and Susan Rice............ REALLY
Hybrid_2.0
Aug 15, 2013 8:15 AM CDT
that headline seems familiar..... "UN inspectors to head to IRAQ in search of WMD's." Thanks God we finished the job on that one... UN inspectors are worthless.