U.S. ship finishes neutralizing Syria's worst chemical arms- Pentagon

August 19, 2014 11:08 PM

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U.S. ship finishes neutralizing Syria's worst chemical arms- Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A specially equipped U.S. ship has finished neutralizing all 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons components surrendered to the international community this year to avert threatened air strikes, the Pentagon said on Monday.

It said the Cape Ray, equipped with the U.S.-developed Field Deployable Hydrolysis System, neutralized 581.5 metric tons of DF, a sarin precursor chemical, and 19.8 metric tons of HD, an ingredient of sulphur mustard, while afloat in the Mediterranean.

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