LIGNET: UN Inspectors Face Long Odds in Hunt for Syrian Chemical Weapons

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 02:10 PM


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Image: LIGNET: UN Inspectors Face Long Odds in Hunt for Syrian Chemical Weapons
Sigrid Kaag, the newly appointed special coordinator of the joint mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations, talks to the media in Damascus on Oct. 22. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been in Syria since early October, systematically destroying Syria’s chemical weapons and the machines that make them. But the organization is now faced with a much more difficult task – finding, transporting and destroying the chemical weapons agents, including sarin, which was used in the August attack that killed an estimated 1,400 civilians. Given that they are working in the midst of a worsening civil war, it is uncertain they can succeed.

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