UNITED NATIONS - UN inspectors are preparing to travel to
Syria within days to investigate claims of chemical weapons use in the country's
civil war after the Syrian government granted access to three sites, the United
Nations said on Thursday.
"The team will depart for Syria as soon as
practical and is preparing to depart within days," UN spokesman Martin Nesirky
The United Nations has received 13 reports of chemical
weapons attacks. The Syrian government and the opposition both deny using such
weapons. The UN inquiry will only try to establish if chemical weapons were
used, not who used them.