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Published: Tuesday May 27, 2014 MYT 6:00:03 PM
Updated: Tuesday May 27, 2014 MYT 6:01:10 PM

Chemical fact-finding team abducted in Syria - ministry

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Eleven members of a chemical weapons fact-finding team were abducted as they tried to visit a town where alleged chlorine gas attacks have recently been reported, Syria's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

"Two cars were seized by terrorist groups carrying 11 people - five of them Syrian drivers and six from the fact-finding mission," the ministry said in a statement carried by the official SANA news agency.

(Reporting by Dominic Evans)

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