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Black columns of smoke rise from heavy shelling in the Jobar neighborhood, east of Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Sunday to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state media said. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Black columns of smoke rise from heavy shelling in the Jobar neighborhood, east of Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Sunday to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state media said. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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(AP) A U.N. team that is supposed to investigate an alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital Damascus that reportedly killed hundreds last week has left their hotel.


An Associated Press photographer saw the members wearing body armor leaving in seven SUVs.


It was not clear if the team headed to the suburb where the alleged attack occurred.


The photographer said U.N. disarmament chief Angela Kane saw them as they leave but did not go with them on Monday morning.


Syrian activists and opposition leaders have said that between 322 and 1,300 people were killed in the alleged chemical attack on Wednesday.


Syria said Sunday that a U.N. team could investigate the site but a senior White House official dismissed the deal as "too late to be credible."


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