All the chemical weapons production and mixing facilities declared by Syria have been either destroyed or made inoperable, in advance of tomorrow's UN deadline, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said today. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization's teams still have not been able to visit two sites located in dangerous areas, but the equipment there was moved to other sites the teams did visit, Reuters reports.
Syria "has completed the functional destruction of critical equipment for all of its declared chemical weapons production facilities and mixing/filling plants, rendering them inoperable," reads the OPCW statement. It adds, per the AP, that "no further inspection activities are currently planned." Next up: The OPCW and Syria need to agree on a plan for destroying the chemical weapons and toxic agents by November 15, and they must all be destroyed by mid-2014. (Read more Syria stories.)