Syria's declared equipment for producing, mixing and filling chemical weapons has been destroyed, the international watchdog says. This comes a day before the deadline set by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The weapons have been placed under seal, an OPCW spokesman said. Inspectors were sent to Syria, following allegations denied by the government, that its forces had used chemical weapons in civilian areas. The inspections were agreed on between Russia and the US after Washington threatened to use force in Syria. Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said that it had not been difficult for Syria's government to meet its obligations, as some had initially feared.