A team of international disarmament experts is due to arrive in Damascus to begin work on dismantling Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.
Syria says it will co-operate with the mission set up after a US-Russia deal endorsed by the UN Security Council.
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.
Correspondents say the OPCW inspectors face a daunting task.
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