Syrian army retakes road needed to ship out chemical arms
BEIRUT (Reuters) Syrian President Bashar al Assad forces have taken control of a highway connecting Damascus canada goose deals to the coast that is needed to extract hundreds of tons canada goose outlet toronto factory of toxic chemicals for Canada Goose Coats On Sale destruction, state television said on Monday.
Security personnel loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al Assad flash the ‘V’ signs in Hujaira town, south of Damascus November 20, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Alaa Al Marjani
Nevertheless, Ahmet Uzumcu, head of the global chemical Canada Goose online weapons watchdog, said it would be hard to remove all of Canada Goose Jackets Syria deadliest chemical arms from the country by a December 31 2018 canada goose outlet deadline.
Fighting in Syria poses canada goose clearance sale a major hurdle to efforts by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to eliminate the government chemical arsenal.
The canadian goose jacket army started an canada goose coats offensive in mid November to secure the highway, which passes through the mountainous area of Qalamoun, roughly 50 km (30 miles) canada goose outlet store locations north of Damascus, stretches along the Lebanese border and hosts many military bases and outposts.
Rebels in the Canada Goose Parka area did not respond to requests for comment.
Syria has agreed under a deal arranged by the United States and Russia to dismantle its chemical arsenal and destroy all its 1,300 metric tons (1433 ton) of sarin, mustard gas and other lethal agents. missile strikes after a sarin gas attack killed hundreds near Damascus in August.
The size of the stockpile canada goose replica requires it to be transported by land and sea, using roads linking Damascus and cheap Canada Goose other areas to the Mediterranean port of Latakia, a government stronghold.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that Moscow, which has given Assad weapons supplies and diplomatic support, could help website with Canada Goose Outlet the chemical arms transfer.
UNCERTAIN DEADLINES yes. https://www.canadagoose-coats.ca the issue is being discussed, Bogdanov told reporters when asked whether Moscow could provide security or transport to help get the weapons to Latakia.
The West has rejected a Syrian request for equipment including armored vehicles for the chemical convoys, citing fears it could be used by canada goose coats on sale government forces against the rebels.
The Hague based OPCW has been charged with supervising the elimination of Syria chemical arsenal. The most dangerous chemical weapons have to be removed by December 31 while weapons in a Canada Goose sale second category have to be shipped out by February 5.
view of the circumstances in this country, Canada Goose Online it will canada goose clearance be quite difficult to meet this timeline, Uzumcu, who is in Oslo to accept the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for the OPCW on Tuesday, told a news conference.
Uzumcu cited difficulties including security, especially on secondary and access roads to various sites, and a strict verification process requiring extensive cooperation with buy canada goose jacket Damascus. But he said a canada goose mid 2014 deadline to have all the weapons destroyed remains realistic.
The United States is donating a naval ship and equipment to destroy Syria chemical arsenal, but there is no agreement yet canada goose black friday sale about where it will anchor while the work is carried out.
Syria conflict began with peaceful anti Assad protests in March 2011 and developed into an armed insurrection when these were violently suppressed. More than 100,000 people have been killed and fighting has broadly settled into a stalemate.
The Observatory reported on Monday that members of the al Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had executed a diesel vendor in Idlib province on charges canada goose store of blasphemy.
It said the buy canada goose jacket cheap man suffered from a mental illness and had jokingly asked the militants if they thought he was god of fuel after they complained that his supplies were watered down.
The Observatory sent a picture it said was of the man, with bullet holes in the head, lying in the street, where it said the militants left him. He had three children, it said.
Addditional reporting by Balazs Koranyi and Gwladys Fouche in Oslo and Steve Gutterman in Moscow; Editing by Alistair Lyon.