Destruction of Syria's Chemical Weapons Begins

Chemicals to be put on U.S. government cargo ship


The mission to destroy some of Syria's chemical weapons is underway. Russian trucks will transport thechemicals from sites around Syria to the country's port of Latakia.

Danish and Norwegian ships will carry the chemicals to a port in Italy where they will be loaded onto a US government cargo ship.

Commodore Torben Mikkelsen, commander of the Danish-led Danish-Norwegian flotilla that will transfer Syria's chemical stockpile for destruction is ready to do whatever is requested.

Speaking in the Cypriot port of Limassol, he said the destination of the cargo was to be decided depending on what they would pick up at the Syrian port of Latakia.