Syria allows UN mission to investigate chemical attack

STANBUL, August 25, 2013 (AA)

The UN team on the ground has been given the go-ahead to visit the area of the deadly attack near capital Damascus

Syria has allowed a UN mission to investigate claims of chemical weapons use in a deadly attack near its capital on Wednesday.

The UN team has been on the ground for the past week, waiting for a green light from the Syrian government to go to the Ghouta region where an apparent chemical weapons attack killed at least 1,300.

Syria’s state news agency SANA said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallim and UN disarmament chief Angela Kane agreed on allowing the inspection team to visit Ghouta.

Syrian officials and the UN delegation would meet again to set a date for the visit, SANA said.

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