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Syrian documents look promising: Weapons inspectors

Last Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 23:17

Zee Media Bureau

Beirut: The weapons inspectors deployed in Syria to destroy chemical weapons said on Thursday that they have made an encouraging initial progress.

The inspectors, who are backed by United Nations and Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), said that the documents provided by the Syrian government looked promising. However, they also added that further analysis is required.

The team of inspectors hopes to conduct onsite inspections and disabling of the equipments within the next week.

The OPCW team, which is implementing the UN resolution to destroy Syria chemical arsenal, arrived in Damascus on Tuesday.

After hundreds of people were killed on August 21 chemical attack, Resolution 2118 was passed.

The OPCW team faces a daunting task, as President Bashar al-Assad`s regime is understood to have more than 1,000 tonnes of the nerve agent sarin, mustard gas and other banned chemical weapons.

First Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 23:17
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