Syria chemical weapons plan to begin 'in days': monitoring body

A US and Russian-inked programme to destroy Syria's chemical weapons should begin "in a matter of days," the watchdog tasked with implementing the plan said Monday.

"It is envisaged... that the programme to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria will be initiated in a matter of days," the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in a statement.

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