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Safety kit on cargo ship that will move Syria's weapons

2 January 2014 Last updated at 15:31 GMT

An international maritime mission to remove chemical weapons out of Syria via Cyprus has been put on hold, with the ships returning to the island.

Bad weather, shifting battle lines and road closures are being blamed for the delay.

The international mission is waiting for Syria's most dangerous chemicals to be transported to the port in Latakia.

The BBC's Anna Holligan is the only foreign journalist travelling with the Norwegian mission.

She explained how the chemicals would be contained once they were on board.

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