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OPCW to Oversee the Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program

OPCWThe Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has sent its experts to Syria to oversee the destruction of the country’s chemical weapons production and mixing equipment by Nov. 1, Reuters reported Sunday.

Oliver Holmes writes that OPCW experts, supported by the UN, are expected to complete the entire elimination plan in Syria by the end of June 2014.

The OPCW announced Oct. 24 that Syria had submitted its formal initial declaration and a general plan of destruction of its chemical weapons program.

Although the OPCW did not give any details, the report said that Syria is expected to have around 1,000 metric tons of chemical agents.

The OPCW was the recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

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