Syria crisis: Chemical weapons destroyed but war not over
31 October 2013 Last updated at 22:48 GMT
The BBC's chief international correspondent has been allowed into an area of Damascus, Syria, on the front line of fighting.
Rebels and government forces are still involved in fighting there, street by street. All civilians have fled.
It feels a long way from international discussions about chemical weapons, as Lyse Doucet reports from Damascus.