A car driven by the United Nations Chemical Weapons Investigation Team on Monday Aug. 26 as it drove to inspect a chemical weapons attack site was “deliberately shot at multiple times by unidentified snipers in the buffer zone area,” reported the U.N.
The team remained safe, but the car was no longer serviceable. The team plans to return with a new 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,” stated the U.N.
The Syrian regime agreed to allow United Nations investigators to inspect the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, starting Monday, Aug. 26. A chemical weapon attack was reported there on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The United States has said there is little doubt that the regime used chemical weapons on civilians there.