Published time: August 26, 2013 10:54
Edited time: August 26, 2013 12:51
The inspectors’ car “was deliberately shot at multiple times by unidentified snipers in the buffer zone area," the spokesman for the UN secretary-general, Martin Nesirky, said.
Despite earlier reports that the inspection will be suspended, the team went to the inspection area after replacing the vehicle, which is no longer serviceable, at the checkpoint.
The inspectors are now meeting the victims of the attack and taking samples, medics said.
Syrian state TV has issued a statement accusing rebel fighters of carrying out the attack, quoting Syrian information ministry.