Syria provides 'evidence' of destroyed weapons site

Syria has provided video and photographic evidence that shows a chemical weapons site near war-torn Aleppo has been dismantled and abandoned, weapons inspectors have said.

Syria provides 'evidence' of destroyed weapons site

Syria has provided video and photographic evidence that shows a chemical weapons site near war-torn Aleppo has been dismantled and abandoned, weapons inspectors have said.

In a mission update, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in The Hague, in the Netherlands, that photographs and footage provided by Syria showed the building empty and with “extensive battle damage”.

The images were tagged to give the exact location and time of capture and have been authenticated by international inspectors.

The latest inspection means the UN-OPCW inspection team has verified 22 of 23 chemical weapons sites declared by Syria.

Inspectors visited 21 of the 23 sites last month but were unable to visit two - one of them the Aleppo site – because of security concerns.

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