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Syria has relinquished about a third of its chemical weapons

By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Syria has shipped out about a third of its chemical weapons stockpile, including mustard gas, for destruction abroad, the global chemical arms watchdog said on Tuesday. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague said Damascus had now handed over six…

Destroying chemical weapons is hard enough, but Syria is a new challenge for inspectors

If US and Russia strike a deal in Geneva, inspectors may soon be embarking on a task that has never been tried. The job of an international chemical weapons inspector is one of the most dangerous in the world. Inspectors have to seek out some of the most poisonous substances…