U.N. investigators back in Syria to look into more chemical weapons claims

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CNN – U.N. inspectors returned to Syria on Wednesday to look into at least a half-dozen claims of chemical weapons use — some allegedly by the regime, others allegedly by rebels.

The team has already confirmed the August 21 use of chemical warfare near Damascus but did not explicitly say who was responsible. According to U.S. estimates, that attack left more than 1,400 people dead.

The move came the same day a U.N. diplomat told CNN that three basic premises have been agreed upon for a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria’s chemical weapons disarmament.

Russia has basically agreed to the points, but “small issues” remain to be decided, the source said.

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