OPCW team to investigate Syria chlorine gas claims

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In this photo which AP obtained from the Syrian official news agency SANA, and has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, damages are seen after a series of mortar shells hit Damascus, killing more than a dozen people and wounding scores in Syria, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The attacks in the Syrian capital came a day after President Bashar Assad announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election. (AP Photo/SANA)

In this photo which AP obtained from the Syrian official news agency SANA, and has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, damages are seen after a series of mortar shells hit Damascus, killing more than a dozen people and wounding scores in Syria, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The attacks in the Syrian capital came a day after President Bashar Assad announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election. (AP Photo/SANA)

In this photo which AP obtained from the Syrian official news agency SANA, and has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, doctors treat a wounded Syrian boy at a hospital in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A series of mortar shells slammed into central Damascus on Tuesday, killing more than a dozen people and wounding scores, state media reported. The attacks in the Syrian capital came a day after President Bashar Assad announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election. (AP Photo/SANA)

In this photo which AP obtained from the Syrian official news agency SANA, and has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a wounded Syrian boy lays on a hospital bed to receive treatment in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A series of mortar shells slammed into central Damascus on Tuesday, killing more than a dozen people and wounding scores, state media reported. The attacks in the Syrian capital came a day after President Bashar Assad announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election. (AP Photo/SANA)

FILE – This Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 file photo shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, seen, during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, unseen, at the presidency in Tehran, Iran. Syrian parliament speaker says Assad has declared his candidacy for the June 3 presidential elections. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian people carry their belongings from a building that was hit by Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo , in Aleppo, Syria, Monday, April 28, 2014. Dozens of people were killed and wounded in fighting between pro-Assad forces and rebels in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, reported the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The fight for Aleppo is particularly important now, with analysts saying they expect Assad’s forces will try wrest as much of the city as possible before elections. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)

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