First chemicals leave Syria port

Toxic cargo to be destroyed; infighting alarms rebel chief

Posted: January 8, 2014 at 5:51 a.m.

Syrians look through the rubble of destroyed buildings Monday after a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, in this photo provided by the Aleppo Media Center.

The first batch of the most dangerous chemicals in Syria’s arsenal was loaded onto a Danish ship and taken out of the country Tuesday under tight security, an important milestone in the international operation to rid President Bashar Assad of the weapons by midyear.

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