UN chemical weapons inspectors arrive in Damascus
DAMASCUS (AFP) - UN inspectors tasked with investigating whether chemical weapons have been used in the Syrian conflict arrived in Damascus on Sunday, an Agence France-Presse journalist reported.
The UN team arrived at a hotel in the Syrian capital to begin their hard-won mission which UN officials have said will last two weeks.
The mission had been repeatedly delayed earlier this year amid differences with President Bashar al-Assad's regime over the scope of the probe into the alleged use of chemical arms in the 29-month civil war.
But the Syrian government insisted on Thursday that it had nothing to hide.