Current mission goals (to 1 November):
- Verification of the disclosure by Syria of its chemical weapons programme
- Identification of key equipment
- Making production facilities inoperable (“functional destruction”), including mixing/filling plants
- Begin destruction of Category 3 chemical weapons (unloaded CW munitions)
Progress made by the team
The OPCW mission team has now conducted verification activities at a total of 11 sites that are identified in Syria’s disclosure.
Activities have also included critical equipment destruction at six sites as well as some Category 3 weapons destruction.
Interaction with the UN
Cooperation with the UN in support of OPCW mission in Syria has been excellent and the morale of the Joint Mission teams remains high.