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On board Norway's 'Syria chemical weapons' ship

31 December 2013 Last updated at 07:51 GMT

A Norwegian ship taking part in the mission to remove and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles has changed course and is returning to Cyprus.

The containers it was supposed to transport have not yet arrived, so it is returning to refuel.

It means that the UN's deadline of the 31 December to remove the weapons is likely to be missed.

The BBC's Anna Holligan, who is the only foreign journalist travelling on board the Norwegian frigate, reports.

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