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Syria Destroys Chemical Weapons Equipment

Raishad Hardnett |
October 31, 2013 | 10:10 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Image via Creative Commons user FreedomHouse
Image via Creative Commons user FreedomHouse
Syria has destroyed all of its chemical weapons infrastructure, according to an international chemical weapons watchdog organization. 

This news comes one day before Syria's November 1 deadline to dismantle the equipment, as determined by a timeline set by U.S. and Russian leaders.

In a document obtained by Reuters, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) stated, "The OPCW is satisfied it has verified, and seen destroyed, all declared critical production/mixing/filling equipment from all 23 sites."

The next deadline comes on November 15, when Syria must agree with the OPCW on a plan to destroy its toxic agents.

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