A Syrian man reacts as residents and rescue workers search the rubble for survivors on May 27, 2014 following a reported air strike by government forces in the al-Maghayer al-Qadima (Old Caves) neighbourhood in Aleppo. (AFP PHOTO / BARAA AL-HALABI)
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A team from the world's chemical weapons watchdog investigating an alleged chlorine attack against rebel-held Kafr Zeita managed to visit the town Tuesday, hours after coming under attack, a Syrian rebel commander said.Syria's Foreign Ministry initially reported that 11 people, including six members of a U.N. fact-finding mission and their Syrian drivers, had been abducted by rebels fighting to topple Assad's government.The Syrian Foreign Ministry said the convoy, which consisted of four vehicles, was heading toward Kfar Zeita, where activists and Human Rights Watch reported gas attacks on April 11 and April 18 that killed two people. It was not immediately clear why the regime said members of the team had been abducted when the OPCW said all were safe.Separately, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-regime group, said its own investigations pointed to the regime's use of poison gas in Kafr Zeita on Apr. 11 and May 22, in attacks that affected nearly 200 people.
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