The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported that roughly half of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal has been removed from the war-torn nation.
The announcement came the same day that the Syrian army maintained its belligerent stance, conquering a Crusader castle. Over the past week three consignments of "Priority 1" and less lethal "Priority 2" chemicals were shipped from the Latakia port by OPCW, the last shipment taking place on Thursday, reports BBC.
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