UN inspectors to leave for The Hague with samples from Syria

The Extinction Protocol

August 31, 2013SYRIAUN inspectors tasked to probe alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria would leave the Syrian capital of Damascus for The Hague on Saturday with samples they collected from the suspected site of Aug. 21 attacks for lab analysis, a UN spokesman said on August 30. “They will be leaving Damascus and leaving Syria tomorrow,” Martin Nesirky told a daily news briefing here. “They will be returning to The Hague.” The UN inspectors had gathered in the Dutch city before entering Syria for their mission earlier this month. According to Nesirky, the inspectors have completed collecting samples, including medical samples from field hospitals and environmental samples from the alleged gas attack site outside Damascus, and interviewed victims for more evidence. “The samples that they have collected will be taken to be analyzed in designated locations and the intention is, of course, to expedite the…

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