Agency: Analyzing Syrian chemical weapons evidence could take 3 weeks

By REUTERS
August 31, 2013 22:06

 
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AMSTERDAM - Fully assessing the evidence collected by weapons inspectors investigating last week's alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria could take up to three weeks, the organization in charge of the investigation said on Saturday.

The team, which included nine experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and three from the World Health Organization, arrived at the OPCW's Hague headquarters on Saturday evening after leaving Syria early in the morning.

"The evidence collected by the team will now undergo laboratory analysis and technical evaluation according to the established and recognized procedures and standards," the OPCW said in a statement. "These procedures may take up to three weeks."

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