International experts preparing to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal said they had made “encouraging” progress and expect to carry out on-site inspections within days.
The disarmament experts began their mission in Damascus to catalogue the country’s stockpile under a deal that will see the chemical arms turned over for destruction by mid-2014.
On Thursday, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW and the United Nations said that documents handed over by the Syrian government to the inspectors “look promising.”
“But further analysis, particularly of technical diagrams, will be necessary and some more questions remain to be answered,” the statement said.
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