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OPCW: Half of Syrian chemical weapons shipped out

BEIRUT - More than half of Syria's declared chemical weapons arsenal has been shipped out or destroyed within the country, the head of the international team overseeing the disarmament process said on Thursday.

 

Sigrid Kaag, head of the joint mission of the United Nations and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), said 54 percent of the toxins had been removed or eliminated. (Reuters)