News Brief 10/28/2013, Cheshvan 24, 5774
War Prevents Inspection of Two Syrian Chemical Sites
Two of the listed 23 chemical weapons sites in Syria have yet to be inspected by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). As a result, one of the first in a series of deadlines in the planned destruction of Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014 has been missed.
The OPCW's statement noted that "efforts to ensure the conditions necessary for safe access to those sites will continue." Previously the group has called for local, short-term truces to enable their inspection of the war-torn country's chemical weapon stockpiles.