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How chemical weapons are tested

Anna Holligan goes behind the scenes of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons testing lab, where the UN inspectors have brought back samples from Syria.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is the body responsible for investigating the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Samples of contaminated material have been shipped by the UN investigators to the OPCW laboratories for analysis.

BBC reporter Anna Holligan visited the OPCW laboratory in The Hague, in The Netherlands.

  • 18 Sep
  • From the section Europe