OPCW will send 2nd team of inspectors into Syria

The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has said it will send a second team of inspectors to boost its programme to destroy Syria’s stockpile.

The new team of experts, expected to reach Damascus on Wednesday, will expand on the work undertaken by the initial team, which arrived on October 1.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said it had made “a constructive beginning” to “a long and difficult process”.

OPCW chief Ahmet Uzumcu also said that the Syrian government had submitted additional information updating its initial disclosure, which would help the OPCW plan its future activities.

Experts oversaw the first destruction of components on Sunday, with the goal of rendering inoperable all of Syria’s production, mixing and filling equipment by November 1. – See more at:

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