AFP – A timeline of the main events since chemical weapons attacks near Damascus on August 21, 2013: August 2013 21: Syrian troops launch an offensive in the Damascus suburbs. The opposition accuses the army of chemical weapons strikes east and southwest of the capital, including in Moadamiyet Al-Sham where hundreds are killed. The government …
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Under a US-Russian deal negotiated last year, Syria signed up to the Chemical Weapons Convention and agreed to hand over its entire chemical weapons arsenal by 30 June of this year
OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu told the Executive Council meeting that Syria had submitted a revised proposal to complete the removal of all chemicals from Syria before the end of April, after previously saying it could only complete the job by June.
Assad’s departure is a key demand of the opposition, who insist it must be a pillar of a mooted Geneva peace conference.