#Syria OPCW and UN Confirm Verification of 22 of 23 Sites Disclosed Near Damascus #Peace

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The Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations overseeing destruction of Syria’s weapons stockpiles confirmed verifying 22 of the 23 sites disclosed by Damascus.

“The additional site inspected is in the region of Aleppo and was one of the two sites that could not be visited earlier due to safety and security reasons,” a UN spokesperson told journalists in New York.

“The site was confirmed as dismantled and long abandoned, with the building showing extensive battle damage,” the spokesperson said.

The verification was conducted with the support of sealed cameras used by Syrian personnel as per the inspection team’s guidance.

The exact geographical location and the time of capture of the footage and images were “fully authenticated”, according to the information provided by the spokesperson.

Information about the Joint Mission in Syria is now available on a dedicated <“http://opcw.unmissions.org“>website launched today.

The site provides background on the establishment of the Joint Mission, its mandate and its activities relating to the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons programme.


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