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How The U.S., Russia, And Others Co-Operate To Destroy Syria’s Chemical Weapons

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Despite delays caused by continuing hostilities, the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons is continuing as planned, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OCPW) reports.

All chemicals should be transported out of the country by March 1 this year, and should be destroyed by June 30, according to (OCPW) the timeline laid out by OCPW.

Germany recently agreed to assist in the removal of chemical weapons from Syria, alongside the U.S., Russia, the U.K., China, Norway, Denmark, and Finland.

Some chemicals will be destroyed on-site in Syria, while others will be transported to the port town of Lattakia with the help of Russian armored trucks, the Telegraph reports.

From Lattakia, chemicals will be shipped to various destinations for destruction, including Italy, Norway, Denmark and Germany. Some chemicals will also be shipped to international waters for destruction aboard U.S. Navy ships.

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