Syria blames 'terrorists' for firing on UN inspectors

By REUTERS
August 26, 2013 14:43

 
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BEIRUT - Syria blamed rebel forces for the attack on a UN team trying to enter the site of an alleged poison gas strike, state television said on Monday, after the United Nations said the inspectors were fired at by unidentified assailants.

Syria TV, citing an Information Ministry source, said the international experts were shot at by "terrorists", a term it commonly uses to describe rebels trying to topple President Bashar Assad.

"The Syrian government will hold the armed terrorist groups responsible for the safety of the members of the United Nations team," the source added, according to state television.

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