OPCW can’t reach Syrian rebel-held areas for inspections

Ahmet Uzumcu, of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said inspectors had reached five out of at least 20 facilities capable of producing chemical weapons, but access to other sites went through rebel-held areas. They change hands from one day to the next, which is why we appeal to all sides to cooperate and accept local, short-term ceasefires to allow the experts to work.

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