'Unknown' if Assad 'declared full chemical arsenal'

Amy Smithson, a chemical weapons expert at the US Monterey Institute, said the harder part of eliminating Syria's loot of chemical weapons lies in the next stage, which involves transporting and eliminating the warfare agents. Speaking to Reuters, Ms Smithson said:

What is unknown at present is whether Assad has declared everything in his arsenal - remember, Gaddafi kept a stash and Saddam tried his best to do the same but was outmaneuvered by savvy, determined inspectors - and to what extent Syrian cooperation will continue.

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Syria arms material destroyed

The global chemical weapons watchdog has said that all of Syria's declared chemical weapons production, mixing and filling equipment has been destroyed.