UN: 'Progress' on dismantling Syria's chemical weapons

A UN inspectors convoy travelling to sites near Damascus where chemical weapons were allegedly used earlier this year Credit: PA Wire

A United Nations team have said that the Syrian government have made "encouraging initial progress" in handing over documents to an international team of chemical weapons experts.

UN-backed experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said the Syrian documents "looked promising, but further analysis, particularly of technical diagrams, will be necessary and some more questions remain to be answered".