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U.N. inspectors reach Syria gas victims, despite coming under fire

**CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES** After taking fire from snipers in Damascus, the U.N. team of chemical weapons experts reaches a medical clinic where victims of an alleged gassing are believed to be recovering. Amateur video, which Reuters cannot independently verify, appears to show the U.N. members examining the victims alongside doctors. The U.N. had arrived to investigate other reported chemical weapons attacks, but when video surfaced last week showing this apparent attack, the team demanded access. Men, women and children could be seen gasping for air. That video also could not be independently verified. Estimates of the attack's death toll range from 500 to more than 1,000. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has condemned both the chemical weapons attack and the firing on his investigators. Meanwhile, the U.S. is already weighing options for a response, including possible military action. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: (SOUN

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