BREAKING CNN: Mortar bombs in Damascus near UN chemical inspectors hotel – UN inspectors head to site of alleged chemical weapons attack!

CNN: Huge explosion occurs in #Damascus. #Syria

#CNN’s Fred Pleitgen just heard a massive explosion in central Damascus. No other details at this point.

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Rosemary Church
Anchor, CNN International Based at CNN HQ in Atlanta

CNN’s @pleitgencnn hears massive explosion in central Damascus, near by not at UN chemical inspectors’ hotel

Locals suggest a multiple mortar or artillery rocket attack has struck central #Damascus, near Four Seasons Hotel. #Syria

At least two mortar bombs hit #Damascus near #UN team’s hotel

A six-car convoy of United Nations inspectors left a Damascus hotel on Monday and headed to the scene of a poison gas attack outside the Syrian capital last week, a Reuters witness said.

The team of chemical weapons experts, dressed in blue UN body armor, were accompanied by security forces and an ambulance. They said they were headed to the rebel-held outskirts of Damascus, known as Eastern Ghouta, where activists say rockets loaded with poison gas killed hundreds of people.
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On another note, Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian rebel group, claimed responsibility for the killing of the governor of Syria’s Hama District Anas Abdul-Razzaq Naem, in a car bomb attack.

Naem was killed in Hama’s al-Jarajmeh neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, according to Syrian state television.

Pic of #UN team on way to site of alleged chemical attack in #Damascus – from ‏@AJELive

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PressTV (Iran)

Failure awaits any US attack on Syria: President Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that ‘failure awaits the United States’ if it launches a war on his country.

“Failure awaits the United States as in all previous wars it has unleashed, starting with Vietnam and up to the present day,” Assad said in an interview published on the Russian newspaper Izvestia on Monday.



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