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.
#Syria with more movements today over 72 % of CW material now removed and destroyed— Sigrid Kaag (@SigridKaag) April 16, 2014
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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