Syria said likely to miss key weapons deadline

Mar 07, 2014, 12:56 AM EST
Workers in protective clothing unload a dummy grenade during a press day at the GEKA facility on March 5, 2014 in Munster, Germany.
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Syria will miss a major deadline next week in the program to destroy its chemical weapons production facilities, sources at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Thursday. Syria declared 12 production facilities to the OPCW and has until March 15 to destroy them under a deal agreed with the United States and Russia. Damascus has already missed several deadlines laid out in the agreement.
Exclusive: Syria to miss deadline to destroy 12 chemical arms sites-sources at OPCW [Reuters]
Syria will miss March 15 chemical weapons destruction deadline [Aljazeera]