Chemical weapons facility destroyed in Syria

The chemical weapons watchdog announced the elimination of a chemical weapons production facility near Aleppo.

Chemical weapons facility destroyed in Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

One more chemical weapons production facility has been destroyed in Syria, the chemical weapons watchdog said on Thursday.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced that they received video and photo footage showing the elimination of a chemical weapons facility near Aleppo. The plant was located in one of the two previously unaccessed regions due to security concerns.

The authenticity of the footage was confirmed by experts, OPCW stated.

With the destruction of the plant in Aleppo, the number of chemical weapons production facilities controlled by OPCW rose to 22. In the report given to the chemical weapons watchdog, the Assad regime had revealed that Syria had 23 chemical production facilities.

OPCW had determined November 1 as the target date for eliminating all chemical weapons production facilities in Syria. The organisation also aims at destroying all cheamical weapons in the country by the end of June 2014.

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