As Syria 'welcomed' the UN team of scientists to dispel the myth that al-Assad had used chimcal weapons, one of the team's two vehicles came under sniper fire and was rendered 'unserviceable'. The team "collected some samples" and interviewed survivors, witnesses and doctors on its first day on inspection but the attack on the UN team prompted secretary-general Ban to file a "strong complaint" with Syrian officials. We await John Kerry's pending statement at 2pmET for clarification of whether the Fed can Taper or not Taper...
"The first vehicle of the Chemical Weapons Investigation Team was deliberately shot at multiple times by unidentified snipers in the buffer zone area," spokesperson for Secretary-General says in e-mailed statement.
"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."
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