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Syria chemical weapons report received by OPCW

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 18:10

Zee Media Bureau/ Neha Attre

The Hague: As the deadline for the submission of details by Syria regarding its stockpile of chemical weapon to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) ends on Saturday, the international chemical weapons watchdog said that they have received the expected details by the Syrian regime.

As part of the deal to avert a US attack, Syrian regime had agreed to a US-Russia deal in which it had to turn over its chemical weapons to international community that will be dismantled and destroyed.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had agreed to provide the complete list of the details of the chemical weapons by Saturday.

It is believed that the Assad regime is in possession of around 1,000 tonnes of chemical weapons.

While details of its chemical weapons were provided to the OPCW in The Hague on Friday, the international watchdog has said that the report is being studied.

The Syrian government has claimed that the rebel fighters in the war-torn country had used the chemical weapons in the attack that took place on August 21 and not the Syrian regime.

Syria’s ally, Russia, supported Syria and also blamed the rebels for the August 21 attack in which US claims that over 1,000 people were killed.

First Published: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 09:32
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