– Why Would Assad Invite U.N. Chemical Weapons Inspectors To Syria, Then Launch A Chemical Weapons Attack Against Women And Children On The Very Day They Arrive, Just Miles From Where They Are Staying?
– Syria crisis: UN inspectors’ convoy hit by sniper fire (BBC News, Aug 26, 2013):
Unidentified snipers have opened fire on a convoy of UN experts investigating suspected chemical weapons attacks in Syria’s capital, the UN has said.
One car was shot at “multiple times”, forcing the convoy to turn back.
Syrian state media blamed opposition “terrorists” for the attack, though the claim could not be verified.
The UN team later resumed its mission, entering the western district of Muadhamiya to gather evidence, before returning to central Damascus.
Hundreds died in alleged attacks on Wednesday in five districts near Damascus.