UN experts in the Netherlands after Syria chemical probe
The UN chemical weapons experts investigating allegations of a deadly attack in Syria arrived Saturday in the Netherlands, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.
A German government plane carrying the investigators flew in to Rotterdam around 5pm (1500 GMT), said Michael Luhan, a spokesman for the organisation.
The inspectors and the samples will be taken by car to The Hague, where the organisation is based, he added.
The 13 inspectors, led by Ake Sellstrom, left Damascus early Saturday and drove over the border to Lebanon after completing their probe into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the Syrian capital.
They have been investigating allegations of the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons against its own people.
The UN experts' departure heightened expectations of a possible international military strike against the regime.
© 2013 AFP