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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to Correspondents on the UN Chemical Weapons Investigation Team in Damascus

Seoul/New York, 26 August 2013

The Spokesperson for the Secretary-General has the following update on the UN Chemical Weapons Investigation Team in Damascus:

The first vehicle of the Chemical Weapons Investigation Team was deliberately shot at multiple times by unidentified snipers in the buffer zone area. 

As the car was no longer serviceable,  the Team returned safely back to the Government check-point. The Team will return to the area after replacing the vehicle.

It has to be stressed again that all sides need to extend their cooperation so that the Team can safely carry out their important work. 


Notes to correspondents on 26 August 2013