Syria meets deadline to destroy chemical weapons

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DAMASCUS, SYRIA – One less frightening thing to worry about this Halloween. Syria reportedly destroyed all of its publicly declared facilities which produced chemical weapons.

Wait a sec: “publicly declared”? So there are hidden ones we should worry about?

All this, just in time for the country’s deadline. The international watchdog group, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, says this newest development is part of a measure to eliminate all of Syria’s chemical weapons by mid next year.

The OPCW teamed up with the United Nations to scope out 39 of the 41 sites. What about the other two, you ask? The OPCW says those were too dangerous for inspectors to check out, but (if this helps you sleep at night) Syria says it declared those sites as abandoned anyways.

Guess we’ll have to take their word on that.