Syria chemical arms removal begins

Sunday, 06 October 2013 - 19:03



Disarmament experts from the international chemical weapons watchdog have begun destroying Syrias arsenal.


The operation is being carried out by a team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.


The mission was established under a UN resolution passed after agreement between Russia and the US.


The resolution followed international outrage at a chemical weapons attack near Damascus in August.