In this Saturday, May 18, 2013, citizen journalism image provided by Qusair Lens which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians inspecting the rubble of damaged buildings due to government airstrikes, in Qusair, Homs province, Syria.
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese officials say an advance group of weapons inspectors who will oversee Syria's destruction of its chemical arms has arrived in Beirut en route to Syria.
The officials say a team of 20 inspectors landed with a private jet on Monday afternoon but did not speak to journalists.
The airport and security officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
The inspectors from The Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have a Nov. 1 deadline to help Syria scrap its ability to manufacture such arms. That will be the first goal of their mission.
The team is scheduled to head into Syria on Tuesday.