DAMASCUS, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- UN's top humanitarian affairs coordinator arrived in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Thursday, well-informed sources told Xinhua.
The aim of the visit of Valerie Amos, UN under-secretary- general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, is not immediately clear, but Amos headed to the Ministry of Social Affairs in Damascus upon her arrival, said the sources.
The visit comes as the Syrian administration is in the limelight as Washington is garnering support for a planned military action in Syria. The threats of military strike followed the Syrian rebels' allegations that the Syrian government unleashed nerve gas attacks near Damascus in August.
The Syrian government totally denied the accusations, saying that they meant to draw in military intervention in Syria -- something the rebels have been craving for.