Watchdog: Syria Has Destroyed Chemical Weapon Production Facilities

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons inspected a majority of sites

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The Syrian government has reportedly destroyed all of its declared chemical weapon production facilities, says the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

According to a report in Reuters, representatives of the OPCW — this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner — have inspected 21 of Syria’s 23 chemical weapons facilities since arriving in the country on Oct. 1. The two remaining sites have not been inspected due to “security reasons”.

The U.S. and Russia engineered a deal with President Bashar Assad’s government in September that allowed for the destruction of the country’s illicit chemical arsenal.