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    Chemical weapons team in Syria attacked but safe: OPCW


    By Anthony Deutsch and Dominic Evans

    AMSTERDAM/BEIRUT Tue May 27, 2014 7:49am EDT

    (Reuters) - A team of international experts investigating the alleged use of chlorine bombs in Syria came under attack on Tuesday but all members of the team were safe and returning to base, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.

    Syria accused rebel fighters of abducting the members of the joint OPCW/U.N. fact-finding team, who had traveled to the central province of Hama to investigate allegations of illegal chlorine attacks by government forces.

    The OPCW said "a convoy of OPCW inspectors and United Nations staff that was traveling to a site of an alleged chlorine gas attack" when it came it came under attack.

    "All team members are safe and well and are traveling back to the operating base," it said in a statement, without providing further details.

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    Chemical weapons team in Syria attacked but safe: OPCW | Reuters

    Why would the rebels attack a UN team trying to confirm the reports (and video that I saw on LiveLeak) of a chemical attack using Chlorine gas by the Assad government? The Assad government denies responsibility. The rebels deny responsibility. Two things seem sure here - a chlorine gas attack did occur, and someone is lying about it and attacked the UN team to keep them from getting their evidence.

    Who do you guys think attacked the UN team? Assad troops? Or the rebels?

    Who do you think used the chlorine gas? Assad troops? Or the rebels? Chlorine gas is easy to get.

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    Re: Chemical weapons team in Syria attacked but safe: OPCW

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Chemical weapons team in Syria attacked but safe: OPCW | Reuters

    Why would the rebels attack a UN team trying to confirm the reports (and video that I saw on LiveLeak) of a chemical attack using Chlorine gas by the Assad government? The Assad government denies responsibility. The rebels deny responsibility. Two things seem sure here - a chlorine gas attack did occur, and someone is lying about it and attacked the UN team to keep them from getting their evidence.

    Who do you guys think attacked the UN team? Assad troops? Or the rebels?

    Who do you think used the chlorine gas? Assad troops? Or the rebels? Chlorine gas is easy to get.
    Experience indicates that the fog over the battlefield obscures the view to the point, where anything could have happened and nobody knows or can know what did.

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