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Syria conflict: Team due to begin chemical disarmament

1 October 2013 Last updated at 11:11 BST

An international team of weapons experts is due to arrive in Damascus later to begin the process of dismantling Syria's chemical arsenal.

It is the first time the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been asked to destroy a country's chemical arms during a war.

Jim Muir reports.