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Syria has given up 'less than 5% of chemical weapons'

The Syrian regime has given up less than five per cent of its chemical weapons and is set to miss next week's deadline to send all toxic arms abroad for destruction, Reuters reports.

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Assad regime 'must meet chemical weapons obligation'

The US said it is President Bashar al-Assad's responsibility to comply with the deal. Credit: Reuters

President Assad's regime must meet their obligation to transport chemical weapons ahead of their destruction, the White House has said.

A report claimed the Syrian regime had given up less than 5 per cent of the weapons, while the US has expressed concern that efforts had fallen behind schedule.

"It is the Assad regime's responsibility to transport those chemicals to facilitate removal. We expect them to meet their obligation to do so," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

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