Assad says Syria will comply with UN arms resolution
DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syria will comply with a UN resolution to destroy its chemical arsenal, President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday, as weapons experts prepared to head to Damascus to begin the task.
In the latest violence, an air raid hit a high school in the northern rebel-held city of Raqa killing 16 people, including 10 students, as troops battled rebels on several fronts, a watchdog said.
A team of around 20 inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is due in Damascus on Tuesday and will immediately meet regime officials, an OPCW official said.
"At this point, we have absolutely no reason to doubt the information provided by the Syrian regime," the official told journalists at its headquarters in The Hague on Sunday.