Syria and U.N. 'Moving Forward'

    In this Tuesday March 19, 2013, citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, black smoke rises from a building due to Syrian government forces shelling, in Aleppo, Syria. Syria's main opposition group demanded Wednesday a full international investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in the country's north, calling for a team to be sent to the village where it reportedly occurred. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)


    After weeks of anticipation, the Syrian government and the U.N. have agreed "on ways of moving forward" with investigations on the use of chemical weapons against rebels, according to Syrian state media. Syria invited the U.N to investigate an alleged chemical attack in March on a village in the north. But the government refused to investigate other reputed chemical attacks, and there is no indication whether "moving forward" includes investigating these other claims.

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