Published time: October 01, 2013 11:44
Edited time: October 01, 2013 12:46
Reuters / Khaled al-Hariri
The team of some 20 international inspectors who have been issued the task to ensure that Syria chemical weapons are destroyed have crossed the border into the country.
On Monday, international chemical weapons inspectors completed investigations surrounding the alleged Sarin gas attacks in the country.
On the same day the Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) left the Netherlands to begin a complex mission of finding and dismantling an estimated 1,000-ton chemical arsenal, which includes sarin and mustard gas, scattered across some 45 different sites nationwide.
The mission follows a UN resolution which demanded that Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal be destroyed. The procedure to purge the country of chemical weapons stocks has a target finish date of mid-2014.
The OPCW group entered the country from Lebanon over the Masnaa border crossing…
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