Exclusive: Syria has destroyed chemical production facilities - watchdog




 
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Exclusive: Syria has destroyed chemical production facilities - watchdog
 
October 31st, 2013  
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Topic: Exclusive: Syria has destroyed chemical production facilities - watchdog


Exclusive: Syria has destroyed chemical production facilities - watchdog
Syria has destroyed all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an ambitious disarmament program, the international chemical weapons watchdog said in a document seen by Reuters. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in the document its teams had inspected 21 out of 23 chemical weapons sites across the country. Under a Russian-American brokered deal, Damascus agreed to destroy all its chemical weapons after Washington threatened to use force in response to the killing of hundreds of people in a sarin attack on the outskirts of Damascus on August 21. Under the disarmament timetable, Syria was due to render unusable all production and chemical weapons filling facilities by November 1 - a target it has now met.




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