US ship finishes neutralising Syria's worst chemical arms: Pentagon

August 19, 2014 5:11 AM

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US ship finishes neutralising Syria's worst chemical arms: Pentagon

A specially equipped United States ship has finished neutralising 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 US-developed Field Deployable Hydrolysis System, neutralised 581.5 metric tons of DF, a sarin precursor chemical, and 19.8 metric tons of HD, an ingredient of sulfur mustard, while afloat in the Mediterranean.

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