Chemical weapons inspectors attacked in Syria, but all staff saf - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Chemical weapons inspectors attacked in Syria, but all staff safe, officials say

Posted:
The international chemical weapons watchdog agency says all its staff members are safe after a convoy of inspectors came under attack in Syria.
   The team was traveling to a rebel-held town where activists and Human Rights Watch say chlorine gas attacks last month killed two people.
   The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been working with the United Nations to oversee the destruction of the Syrian government's stockpiles since September 2013, when President Bashar Assad's administration acknowledged having chemical weapons and agreed to give them up to avoid the threat of U.S. military strikes.
   Syria has since destroyed or handed over more than 90 percent of the weapons and toxic chemicals it has formally declared. Its sole remaining declared stockpile has been packaged for shipment out of the country to meet a June 30 deadline for destruction.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.