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First bath of chemical weapons leave Syria

The first bath of Syria's chemical weapon materials has left the country on a Danish vessel. It transported them from two sites to the port city of Latakia, the UN's international watchdog said.

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UN: 'Further progress' over Syria's chemical weapons

Syria's UN Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari revealed plans to destroy its chemical weapons in October. Credit: Reuters

The UN has said "further progress" has been made towards the removal and elimination of the Syria's chemical weapons after the first batch of materials left the country.

In a statement, a spokesman said: "The Joint Mission encourages the Syrian Arab Republic to continue its efforts to complete the removal of chemical materials as soon as possible in a safe and timely manner.

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