Syrian Chemical Weapons Equipment Destroyed Says Syria
The Syrian regime has declared its ability to make chemical weapons destroyed.
BBC (“Syria chemical equipment ‘destroyed’“):
Syria’s declared equipment for producing, mixing and filling chemical weapons has been entirely destroyed, the international watchdog has said.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had given Syria until 1 November to make such a declaration.
Weapons inspectors were sent to Syria following allegations that government forces had used chemical weapons in civilian areas.
The government denies the accusations.
This is a breaking story, so details are scant. But OPCW isn’t declaring that it has scoured every inch of Syria and determined that the equipment has been destroyed; it’s merely passing on word that the government has met the deadline for declaring.