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October 31, 2013

Syria destroys chemical weapons facilities, watchdog group confirms

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Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Oct. 21. Photo by SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Oct. 21. Photo by SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syria reportedly has completed destroying or permanently disabling all of its chemical weapons production and mixing facilities.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which won the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month for its involvement in the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, reported that Syria had met its first deadline for divesting itself of chemical weapons.

The group has inspected all but two of the chemical weapons sites throughout Syria, Reuters reported. The remaining two sites are too dangerous to access, but the chemical equipment was moved to other sites and destroyed, the watchdog group said.

By Nov. 15, Syria must agree to a plan for destroying its massive stock of toxic agents and munitions.

The destruction of its chemical weapons comes amid Syria’s nearly three-year-long civil war; Syria was accused of turning its chemical weapons on its own citizens.

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