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Syria begins removing chemical weapons

Updated: 2014-01-09 07:21
By Agencies ( China Daily)

Syria has started moving chemical weapon materials out of the country in a crucial phase of an internationally backed disarmament program that has been delayed by war and technical problems.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Tuesday that "priority chemical materials" were transported to the port of Latakia and onto a Danish vessel that was now sailing toward international waters.

China joined the escort mission as the frigate Yancheng entered Syrian waters on Tuesday along with ships from Russia, Denmark and Norway.

Syria begins removing chemical weapons