US claims Syria chemical weapon destruction

August 19, 2014 3:00 AM

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A stockpile of Syrian chemical weapons has been destroyed aboard a US ship, US President Barack Obama says.

'Today we mark an important achievement in our ongoing effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction by eliminating Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile,' he said in a statement.

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