The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Removal of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Begins

    Syria has started shipping its chemical weapons out of the country, following a disarmament deal brokered by Russia and the U.S. in September. The first consignment of chemical materials left the country yesterday aboard a Danish ship escorted by Russian, Chinese and Norwegian vessels. The volatile cargo will now be taken to Italy and then carried to international waters by the U.S. military to be destroyed. The weapons shipment was due to take place by the end of 2013, but was delayed by intense fighting and poor logistical management.

    Sources: BBC, Al Jazeera

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