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October 23, 2013

Syrian chemical arsenal destruction on schedule, according to the OPCW

The group overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical arsenal is confident they will meet their November 1 deadline for rendering inoperable the elements that make immediate warfare possible. At a Tuesday press conference in The Hague, Organization for the Prohibitions of Chemical Weapons spokesman Michael Luhan said their teams had already made significant progress. He said that this phase of efforts is to destroy production capacity, as well as machines that are used to mix precursors into deadly chemicals and those used to fill those deadly chemicals into rockets. He said already “destruction activities have now been conducted at all but one of the relevant sites in Syria.”

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