1. CLOSE CALL

    Syria Weapons Inspectors Attacked

    Khaled Al Hariri/Reuters

    The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said a convoy of inspectors and United Nations workers were attacked in Syria. They were trying to reach the rebel-controlled village of Kafr Zaita, which has reportedly suffered six chlorine attacks in two months. The Syrian foreign ministry claimed the group of 11 people had been kidnapped by armed rebels who were committing “terrorist crimes” against UN staff. The convoy has been released and is safe. OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu said “Their safety is our primary concern, and it is imperative that all parties to the conflict grant them safe and secure access.”

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