First chemical materials removed from Syria by ship: UN-OPCW
Published on Jan 7, 2014 11:11 PM
DAMASCUS (AFP) - A first shipment of chemical material has been removed from Syria under a deal to rid the country of its chemical arsenal, the joint mission overseeing the disarmament said on Tuesday.
"A first quantity of priority chemical materials was moved from two sites to the port of Latakia for verification and was then loaded onto a Danish commercial vessel today," the mission said in a statement, adding that the boat had sailed for international waters.
It added that the boat had sailed for international waters.
“This movement initiates the process of transfer of chemical materials from the Syrian Arab Republic to locations outside its territory for destruction,” the statement said.
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