The next few weeks and months could be decisive in destroying what remains of Syria's weapons of mass destruction. A quarter of the arsenal still remains with Assad and his regime wants to keep enough of that to threaten the world. On Tuesday, Syria’s state-run news agency reported an attempt to kidnap and murder international observers dispatched to oversee the removal of chemical arms. This might be an indication that the Syrian government is preparing to obstruct whatever is left of these observers’ mission.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s warehouses contain a lot of fatal chemical and biological weaponsAbdulrahman al-Rashed