|Chemical weapons inspectors enter Syria||
A chemical weapons disarmament team crossed into Syria from Lebanon on Tuesday to begin evaluating the country's arsenal of the banned weapons, an AFP correspondent said.
The 20-member team was en route to Damascus, where they will begin an inspection mission before the arms are turned over for destruction under UN Security Council resolution 2118 adopted last week.
The Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is overseeing the implementation of the UN resolution, which enshrines a deal hashed out by the United States and Russia.
The U.S.-Russian deal was worked out after an August 21 chemical weapons attack on the outskirts of Damascus, which reportedly killed hundreds of people.
Subscribe to our RSS feed to stay in touch and receive all of TT updates right in your feed reader