DAMASCUS — U.N. inspectors arrived Sunday in the Syrian capital on a mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons, as Syria's government vowed to fully cooperate with them.
Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad told the Associated Press before their arrival that Syria will "fully cooperate" with the team.
The U.N. team's mission will be limited to investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in three areas, in particular the March 19 attack in Khan al-Assal that President Bashar Assad blames on rebels.
The other two sites have been kept secret.
Assad's government and the rebels fighting to topple him each say the other side has used chemical weapons during the 28-month conflict.