Chemical watchdog says has verified 11 Syria sites

A citizen journalism image provided by the Local Committee of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013, shows members of the UN investigation team take samples from the ground in the D
A citizen journalism image provided by the Local Committee of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013, shows members of the UN investigation team take samples from the ground in the Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria. The world's chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013, its inspectors have conducted verifications at 11 sites identified by Damascus as it worked to eliminate Syria's banned weapons. -- FILE PHOTO: AP

THE HAGUE (AFP) - The world's chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday its inspectors have conducted verifications at 11 sites identified by Damascus as it worked to eliminate Syria's banned weapons.

"The OPCW mission has now conducted verification activities at a total of 11 sites that are identified by Syria's disclosure," the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.