Syria handed over the last of its declared stockpile of chemical weapons to Western governments for destruction, according to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The final 8 percent of the 1,300-ton stockpile, which included mustard gas and raw materials for making sarin nerve gas, was loaded onto ships in the Syrian port of Latakia, according to an official of the organization.
In this photo dated Tuesday, May 13, 2014, taken from aboard the Danish warship "Esbern Snare", as in the background the containers containing Syria's dangerous chemical weapons, on the Danish cargo ship, Ark Futura, transporting the chemical weapons out of the strife-torn country, in Cyprus coastal waters. Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons director general Ahmet Uzumcu said Monday, June 23, 2014, the final shipment of stockpiled chemical weapons has been loaded onto Danish and Norwegian ships for transportation out of Syria.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 Updated at 8:33 AM PDT