The Syrian town of Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, is seen on Tuesday. A UN reconnaissance unit was attacked in the town that day. They had been there to give the all-clear for weapons inspectors investigating an alleged chemical attack on the town’s inhabitants. Photo: AFP

UN security attacked with guns and explosives in Douma as chemical weapons experts say they’ll only fly in if given ‘unhindered access’

The team had been sent to check the area before members of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons arrived to investigate a suspected chemical attack

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The Syrian town of Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, is seen on Tuesday. A UN reconnaissance unit was attacked in the town that day. They had been there to give the all-clear for weapons inspectors investigating an alleged chemical attack on the town’s inhabitants. Photo: AFP
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