Inspectors in Syria dismantle weapons

Mission expected to take 9 months

Posted: October 7, 2013 at 5:29 a.m.

BEIRUT — International disarmament experts on Sunday began dismantling and destroying Syria’s chemical-weapons arsenal and the equipment used to produce it, taking the first concrete step in their colossal task of eliminating the country’s chemical stockpile by mid-2014, an official said.

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