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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chemical team starts destroying Syria arsenal - reports

Chemical team starts destroying Syria arsenal - reports

A team of 20 international experts have begun the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, according to a mission source cited by AFP.
The source stated the team from the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) “have left for a site where they are beginning verification and destruction.”
The team crossed into Damascus on Tuesday tasked with dismantling Assad's estimated 1,000-ton chemical weapons stockpile.  
The mission follows a UN resolution which demanded that Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal be destroyed. The procedure to purge the country of chemical weapons stocks has a target finish date of mid-2014.
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