The first consignment of Syrian chemical weapons is removed

A Danish ship carried the first consignment of Syrian chemical weapons materials out of the country Tuesday from the Syrian port of Latakia, It was escorted by Russian and Chinese warships, in the first step of the US-Russian deal to eliminate Syria’s chemical arsenal. The poisonous freight will be unloaded at Naples to an American ship which will sail out to the central Mediterranean to destroy it. DEBKAfile: This was only a small part of the Syrian arsenal which is stocked in 12 separate places.

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