Syria

UN Inspectors Exit Syria

Opening window for US intervention

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A team of U.N. inspectors investigating last week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria left the country on Saturday, opening the door for U.S.-led punitive military strikes.

The 13-car convoy crossed into neighboring Lebanon via the Masnaa border checkpoint in the early hours of the morning, according to reporters at the border. Their presence in Syria had been an obstacle to the expected military action against the country.