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Syria's sarin precursor chemicals destroyed

A seal is seen on one of the containers carrying precursors to sarin gas on the deck of the Ark Futura, in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea May 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Staff)

THE HAGUE: All Syria's precursor chemicals that could be used to make deadly sarin gas have been destroyed on board a U.S. Navy ship on the Mediterranean Sea, the world's chemical watchdog confirmed Wednesday.

"All 581 metric tons of a precursor chemical for sarin gas that were removed from Syria and trans-loaded onto the U.S. vessel Cape Ray, have been destroyed with neutralization technology on board the ship," the Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said, confirming an earlier Pentagon report.

 

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