Syria chemical arms investigation team kidnapped, quickly released

May 27, 2014 10:38 AM

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United Nations (UN) arms expert collecting samples as they inspect the site where rockets had fallen in Damascus' eastern Ghouta suburb during an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons strike near the capital. (AFP Photo / Ammar Al-Arbini)

Six UN chemical weapons investigators were kidnapped in Syria by armed groups, while a further five Syrian drivers accompanying them were also abducted, according to the Syrian Foreign Ministry. The UN later confirmed their release.

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