Nordic convoy heads for Syria on delayed chemical weapons mission

By Reuters | Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:30 PM

NICOSIA, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Four Norwegian and Danish vessels, which are due to ship hundreds of tonnes of deadly chemicals out of Syria, headed for international waters off the Syrian coast on Friday, a Norwegian military spokesman said.

The operation has missed its Dec. 31 target date but, Lars Magne Hovtun said, the ships have now left the Cypriot port of Limassol, about 160 miles (250 km) west of Latakia...

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