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Syrian chemical weapons removal and destruction at 72 percent as April 27 deadline nears

With the April 27 deadline for the complete removal of Syrian chemical weapons material looming, the OPCW-UN Joint Mission reported Wednesday that 72.3 percent of Syrian chemical weapons have been removed or destroyed.
By JC Finley   |   April 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM   |   Comments

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 18 (UPI) -- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and United Nations Joint Mission announced that the Syrian government delivered its 15th shipment of Syrian chemical weapons material to the port of Latakia on April 16.

The OPCW-UN Joint Mission confirmed: "The overall percentage of chemicals removed from the Syrian Arab Republic or destroyed in the country has now reached 72.3%."

Sigrid Kaag, who heads the OPCW-UN Joint Mission, tweeted Wednesday about the latest progress.



The deadline to completed the removal of the chemical weapons material is April 27.

UN Security Council Resolution 2118 for the "Scheduled Destruction of Syria's Chemical Weapons" was adopted on September 27, 2013.


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