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Snipers Shoot at UN Chemical Weapons Inspectors

The experts were "deliberately" targeted.
The White House was dropping hints Sunday, that by the time the inspectors got there, the site of the atrocities would be wiped clean. Maybe the Syrians needed more time, and so they pushed back the inspectors for at least one more day.

The White House was dropping hints Sunday, that by the time the inspectors got there, the site of the atrocities would be wiped clean. Maybe the Syrians needed more time, and so they pushed back the inspectors for at least one more day.

The team of 19 UN experts looking into the allegations that the Syrian army was responsible for using chemical weapons against its own civilians, has been forced to abandon its investigation, at least for the time being, after being shot at by snipers outside Damascus, the Telegraph reported.

The experts were “deliberately” targeted as their convoy was traveling to the site of where the atrocities had taken place. One car was damaged, so far no injuries were reported.

“The first vehicle of the chemical weapons investigation team was deliberately shot at multiple times by unidentified snipers,” UN spokesman Martin Nesirky announced.

Britain and the United States believe it is a foregone conclusion that President, Bashar al-Assad’s army carried out the chemical attack, which is reported to have killed at least 355 people and wounded 3,600 others.

On Sunday, Assad permitted access to the site to the UN chemical weapons inspectors, who were supposed to begin work on Monday, gathering evidence as to who really was behind the attack: the rebels, as Syria, Iran, Russia and MP George Galloway have been saying, or Assad’s people, as all the sane people on our planet are convinced by now.

The only problem envisioned Sunday by some in the Obama Administration was the strong possibility that by the time Assad opened up the site for the inspectors, it would have been cleaned up thoroughly.

Still, clean and ready for inspection or not, shortly before midday on Monday, it was reported that snipers had opened fire on the inspectors near Damascus, forcing them to suspend their investigation.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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One Response to “Snipers Shoot at UN Chemical Weapons Inspectors”

  1. The Gas/chemical release last Wednesday, could not have been set by Assad. However what has come out of this debacle, is a) Obama now recognizes the middle east crises needs to be taken seriously. Mr. BN's remarks on Friday last week shook Obama out of his stupor, Cameron and Hague as the idiots they are just made a lot of noise. Russia and China appear to be the only powers who have taken an objective view, we must remind ourselves Israel's PM has been in talks with both. Great piece of manouvering Mr. B. Netanyahu.

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