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April 15, 2024

As a result of the 2015 attack, 11 individuals showed symptoms consistent with exposure to sulphur mustard.

October 1, 2023

Even though the world is not yet completely free of chemical weapons, the CWC has significantly reduced the threat.

March 1, 2023

Investigators confirmed the fifth instance of CW use against civilians in the Syrian war. 

June 1, 2022

Iran, Myanmar, Russia and Syria failed to uphold chemical weapons treaty commitments, the State Department reported.

March 1, 2022

The attacks occurred in Marea in September 2015 and in Kafr Zeita in October 2016 during the Syrian civil war.

February 14, 2022

A decade ago, credible reports began to surface about the use of chemical weapons by combatants involved in the brutal civil war in Syria. Our expert panel will assessed the progress that has been achieved to eliminate Syria’s chemical arsenal, what is left to be done, and how to ensure chemical weapons are never used again.

September 1, 2021

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons transformed from a standard arms control monitoring body into an indispensable instrument of international peace and security. This role must be strengthened to address a chemical weapons threat that has metastasized.

September 1, 2021

The U.N. chemical weapons watchdog is investigating an air strike that destroyed two chlorine cylinders related to an April 2018 chemical weapons attack in Syria.

July 1, 2021

OPCW Confirms Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

June 1, 2021

A new report suggests Syria may still be producing chemical weapons despite being censured by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for repeated CW use.

May 1, 2021

For the first time, member states of the world's chemical weapons watchdog have suspended a state's rights under the Chemical Weapons Convention.

April 1, 2021

CWC states-parties may consider steps to hold Syria accountable for use of chemical weapons in violation of the treaty.

March 1, 2021

UN officials continue to report that they still cannot confirm the completeness of Syrian stockpile declaration.

November 1, 2020

Damascus continues to stymie international efforts to curb its production and use of chemical weapons.

September 21, 2020