Syria surrenders almost half chemical arsenal

March 19, 2014 6:44 PM

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The Hague — Syria has removed almost half of its chemical arsenal from the war-torn country, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday, including its entire stock of lethal mustard gas.

Two shipments have in the last week been transferred from the port of Latakia to Norwegian and Danish vessels for destruction outside the country, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in a statement.

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