Mission Update - 1

20 Mar 2014

Mission Update - 1

16 October 2013

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.