The removal of the roughly 1,290 metric tons of chemicals is a rare diplomatic, military and logistical achievement. Never before has a country's entire chemical arsenal been removed from its borders, but international inspectors concluded it would be too risky to try to destroy the chemicals on the territory of a country engulfed in civil war.
Now the chemicals are to be destroyed aboard the MV Cape Ray, a U.S. ship currently in a Spanish harbor that has been retrofitted with special machinery. The process of dismantling Syria's chemical program is being overseen by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. — Source
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