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Chemical weapons investigators kidnapped in Syria: Ministry

AFP , Tuesday 27 May 2014
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An 11-strong team from the international chemical weapons watchdog have been kidnapped on a fact-finding mission in the central Syrian province of Hama, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

"Eleven people -- five Syrian drivers and six other members of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons team who were on board two vehicles -- have been kidnapped," the ministry said.

The team have been investigating allegations that Syrian government forces unleashed the industrial chemical chlorine on a rebel-held village in Hama province last month.

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