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OPCW: Plan for the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons - background & general principles

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Syrian government forces seize town critical to chemical weapons transport - MiamiHerald.com

Syrian government forces seize town critical to chemical weapons transport MiamiHerald.com The capture of the town of Nabek from rebels trying to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is considered critical to transporting the...


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Syria's chemical weapons may be destroyed at sea - Reuters

Syria's chemical weapons may be destroyed at sea - Reuters | Syria CW | Scoop.it

Syria's chemical weapons could be processed and destroyed out at sea, say sources familiar with discussions at the...

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Syrian chemical weapons mission funded only until end of month - Reuters

Syrian chemical weapons mission funded only until end of month - Reuters | Syria CW | Scoop.it
Voice of America Exclusive: Syrian chemical weapons mission funded only until end of month Reuters AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The international body tasked with ensuring Syria's chemical weapons are eliminated has enough money to fund its mission only...
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Wanted: a country to destroy Syria's chemical weapons - New Scientist

Wanted: a country to destroy Syria's chemical weapons - New Scientist | Syria CW | Scoop.it
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It looks as if Syria will be launching no more deadly gas attacks.
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First monthly report of the OPCW on the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

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Syria has, amongst others, declared 41 CW facilities at 23 sites; 8 mobile filling units, 1,000 metric tons of Category 1 chemical weapons (mainly binary precursors); 290 metric tons of Category 2 chemical weapons, and 1,230 unfilled chemical munitions.

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Syria submits its Initial Declaration and a general Plan of Destruction of its chemical weapons programme - OPCW

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Norway asked to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons - Norway Post

Norway asked to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons - Norway Post | Syria CW | Scoop.it

Norway has been asked to accept and destruct half of Syria's chemical weapons

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Kerry proposes transferring , destructing chemical weapons out of Syria

Kerry proposes  transferring , destructing chemical weapons out of Syria | Syria CW | Scoop.it

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry , proposed transferring Syrian arsenal of chemical weapons to outside Syria to be safely destroyed in another place.


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Assad: Loss of chemical weapons is blow to Syria's morale, political standing - Jerusalem Post

Assad: Loss of chemical weapons is blow to Syria's morale, political standing - Jerusalem Post | Syria CW | Scoop.it

“There is no doubt that the loss of chemical weapons has resulted in a loss of morale and a political loss for Syria" - pres. Assad

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Chemicals weapons watchdog OPCW wins Nobel Peace Prize - Yahoo News

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a relatively small organization with a modest budget, dispatched its experts after a sarin gas attack killed more...

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'The UN May Be Violating Its Own Chemical Weapons Convention'

'The UN May Be Violating Its Own Chemical Weapons Convention' | Syria CW | Scoop.it
The UN May Be Violating Its Own Chemical Weapons...
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Contractors Invited To Bid On Destroying Syria's Chemical Arsenal - NPR

The Independent Contractors Invited To Bid On Destroying Syria's Chemical Arsenal NPR (blog) Faced with a series of tight deadlines for ridding Syria of its chemical weapons, the international group running the effort is asking private chemical...
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Quitting Over Syria

Quitting Over Syria | Syria CW | Scoop.it
How the behind-the-scenes threat of an intel revolt helped prevent war.
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'There was no conclusive proof of the involvement of the Syrian regime in the alleged use of chemical weapons on 21 August'

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Syria completes destruction activities to render inoperable chemical weapons production facilities and mixing/filling plants - OPCW

Syria completes destruction activities to render inoperable chemical weapons production facilities and mixing/filling plants - OPCW | Syria CW | Scoop.it
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Chemical weapon inspectors unable to reach two Syrian sites - Reuters

Chemical weapon inspectors unable to reach two Syrian sites - Reuters | Syria CW | Scoop.it

Safety concerns have prevented inspectors from a global chemical weapons watchdog from reaching two of the 23 sites declared by Syria as part of an...

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A detailed examination of the range of the 330mm rocket used in the August 21st Sarin attack

A detailed examination of the range of the 330mm rocket used in the August 21st Sarin attack | Syria CW | Scoop.it
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Written by John Minthorne. Conclusion: the maximum range of the 330mm rocket "is probably between 3.3 km and 6.5 km".  This implies these rockets cannot have originated from the Republican Guards 104 Brigade, as was reported by Human Rights Watch and influential media (see attached HRW map) 

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Norway Rejects US Request to Help Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons - New York Times

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Good news from Syria (really): Chemical weapons being dismantled on schedule - Washington Post (blog)

Good news from Syria (really): Chemical weapons being dismantled on schedule - Washington Post (blog) | Syria CW | Scoop.it

The U.S.- and Russia-brokered deal to have Syria surrender its chemical weapons is proceeding on schedule, United Nations inspectors tell the Wall Street Journal, 

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Chemical weapons watchdog verifies 11 sites in #Syria

Chemical weapons watchdog verifies 11 sites in #Syria | Syria CW | Scoop.it

The joint mission of UN international experts and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) team have conducted inspections at 11 chemical weapons facilities in Syria, said the OPCW in a press release.


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UN names Dutch envoy for Syria chemical weapons - SBS

UN names Dutch envoy for Syria chemical weapons - SBS | Syria CW | Scoop.it

Dutch woman Sigrid Kaag will lead the UN's joint mission with the chemical weapons watchdog to eliminate Syria's arsenal.

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Diplomats: Security Council agrees to UN chief’s proposals to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. diplomats say the Security Council has agreed to proposals by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons by the target of mid-2014.

 


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