A poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad adorns a wall as a UN vehicle carrying inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) leaves a hotel in Damascus, on October 9, 2013
A poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad adorns a wall as a UN vehicle carrying inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) leaves a hotel in Damascus, on October 9, 2013 © Louai Beshara - AFP/File
A poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad adorns a wall as a UN vehicle carrying inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) leaves a hotel in Damascus, on October 9, 2013
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Last updated: October 11, 2013

Chemical arms team begins first Syria mission since Nobel win

Experts tasked with dismantling Syria's chemical weapons arsenal headed out for their first mission on Friday since their organisation was named winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) members left their Damascus hotel in six vehicles for an unknown location to pursue their mission begun when they arrived in war-torn Syria on October 1.

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