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Thursday 2 October 2014

Syria gives chemical weapons details to watchdog

Published 20/09/2013 | 14:13

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Smoke rises after a TNT bomb was thrown from a helicopter, hitting a rebel position during heavy fighting between troops loyal to president Bashar Assad and opposition fighters in Syria
Smoke rises after a TNT bomb was thrown from a helicopter, hitting a rebel position during heavy fighting between troops loyal to president Bashar Assad and opposition fighters in Syria

Syria has submitted details of its chemical weapons to The Hague-based chemical weapons regulator, the organisation said on Friday.

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Syria is believed to have around 1,000 metric tonnes of chemical toxins and has agreed to destroy them under a joint Russian-U.S. proposal.

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