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  5/21/2014, Iyar 21, 5774

Syria Begins to Rid Itself of Chemical Weapons

 Syria has begun to rid itself of the chemical weapons still in its possession, after months of delays in timetables, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby announced.

Earlier this week, the UN said that 7.2% of the chemical weapons the Syrian government declared it possessed remained within the country’s borders, and that those weapons were waiting to be transported outside of Syrian borders to be destroyed at sea.