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US prepares ship to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

An Albanian soldier closes the door of a container housing 100 tonnes of newly-repackaged hazardous chemical waste at the military base of Qafe Molle near the capital Tirana on November 20, 2013The US military has begun outfitting a ship with special equipment that will be used to destroy part of Syria's chemical arsenal, the Pentagon said Monday. A hydrolysis unit is being installed on the MV Cape Ray, a 650-foot (200 meters) cargo ship, which would be employed to neutralize some of Syria's lethal chemical agents, a spokesman said.