Syria agrees to let United Nations team inspect area of alleged poison gas attack

Date not set for inspection

WASHINGTON - Syria agreed Sunday to allow UN inspectors to examine the site where the alleged chemical attacks occurred Wednesday.

A senior administration official says there is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by the Syrian regime against civilians in an incident that killed at least a hundred people.

The official says Sunday that the U.S. intelligence community based its assessment given to the White House on "the reported number of victims, reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured, and witness accounts." The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly.

No date has been set for the inspection and the official says the White House believes the Syrian government is barring immediate access to the site in the Damascus suburbs in order to give the evidence of the attack time to degrade.

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