THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Car bombs and mortars have exploded close to the hotel where chemical weapons inspectors are staying in the Syrian capital in recent days, but officials say there is no way of knowing if the team is being deliberately targeted.
Malik Ellahi, a senior official at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said Thursday the latest "mortar incident" happened late Wednesday close to the team's Damascus hotel.
He says car bombs and mortars also detonated close to the hotel on Oct. 12.
Ellahi says security for the team working in the midst of the Syrian civil war "is a concern" but has not impeded its work.
The OPCW won Nobel Peace Prize last week for their work in attempting to rid the world of chemical weapons.