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Syria has 8% of chemical material left: monitor

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Syria still holds around eight percent of its chemical weapons material, missing a deadline to remove or destroy it all, the mission overseeing the destruction of its arsenal said Sunday. 

A handout picture taken on January 7, 2014 shows a member of the Norwegian naval forces on the deck of the HNoMS "Helge Ingstad" as the frigate secures the Syrian port of Lakakia during an operation to move Damascus' chemical arsenal

Despite the slip, the head of the mission, Sigrid Kaag, said she was still hopeful a June 30 deadline for the complete destruction of the chemical arms would be met.

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