Media playback is unsupported on your device

Civilian chemical weapons inspectors in training

2 December 2013 Last updated at 05:55 GMT

A new team of chemical weapons inspectors begins work in Syria on Monday, made up of civilians who have never worked inside an an active war zone.

The US military has been preparing the team with lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Anna Holligan has been given exclusive access to a US military training base in Germany.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.