International weapons inspectors report 'encouraging initial progress' in Syria

  • Article by: RYAN LUCAS , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 3, 2013 - 1:02 PM

BEIRUT — International inspectors racing to meet a mid-2014 deadline to eliminate Syria's chemical stockpile said Thursday they have made "encouraging initial progress" in their mission, and hope to start onsite inspections and begin disabling equipment within the next week.

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