Today, the nobel prize was awarded to the men and women two who try to rid the world of chemical weapons. Tonight they are at work. The high stakes mission to destroy the stockpile of chemical weapons... See More
Today, the nobel prize was awarded to the men and women two who try to rid the world of chemical weapons. Tonight they are at work. The high stakes mission to destroy the stockpile of chemical weapons in syria. And abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran is in damascus and spoke to the honorees. Reporter: Hunker down in a damascus hotel room, the team in syria gets a congratulations from headquarters in the netherlands. Well done, all. Get back to your tasks. There are tight deadlines to meet. Reporter: An extraordinary day for an extraordinary group of professionals, who call themselves the chemical brothers. Today the nobel committee emphasized this peace prize is awarded for all 15 years of this group's work, in libya, iraq, india and in other countries, destroying more than 80% of the world's chemical weapons stockpile since it was founded in 1997. But their task here in syria is staggering. Identify, locate, remove, and destroy more than 1,000 tons of chemical weapons and equipment in a few months, in the middle of a civil war. We went to the front lines of the battle for damascus, where syrian government snipers peer DOWN THEIR AK-47s AND TRADE FIRE With rebels a few yards away. We can't go across the street. Reporter: They are shooting down this street. So you are just exchanging fire here. Yes. Reporter: They shoot. So these inspectors must carry out the work of peace in a land where savage war rages on with no end in sight. Terry moran, abc news, damascus.
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