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OPCW team completes first week of work in Syria

6 October 2013 - A group of OPCW Technical Secretariat experts who were part of the advanced team that has been in Damascus since 1 October has returned to The Hague. This group was tasked to engage with the Syrian authorities in accordance with Operative Paragraph One of the decision of the Executive Council.

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Syria chemical weapons destruction begins

6 October 2013 - Press release [bulletin] by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations.

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Syria submits additional information to the OPCW

4 October 2013 - Press release [bulletin] from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations.

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Syria chemical weapons team reports encouraging progress

3 October 2013 - Press release [bulletin] from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations.

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Syria chemical weapons team reports encouraging progress

3 October 2013 - Press release [bulletin] from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations.

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Chemical weapons team gets down to work in Syria

2 October 2013 - Press release [bulletin] from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations.

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OPCW-UN team arrives in Damascus and sets up operational base

1 October 2013 - Press release [bulletin] from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations.

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OPCW Executive Council adopts historic decision on destruction of Syria chemical weapons

27 September 2013 - The OPCW Executive Council today adopted a historic decision [PDF - 28 KB] on the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons.  

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OPCW Executive Council adopts historic decision on destruction of Syria chemical weapons

 27 September 2013 - The OPCW Executive Council today adopted a historic decision [PDF - 28 KB] on the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons.  

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UN Security Council endorses expeditious destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons programme

27 September 2013 - Deeply outraged by the use of chemical weapons on 21 August in a Damascus suburb, as concluded by a United Nations investigation team, the Security Council this evening endorsed the expeditious destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons programme, with inspections to begin by 1 October, and agreed that in the event of non-compliance, it would impose “Chapter VII” measures.

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