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Syria Misses Deadline for Transfer of Deadly Chemicals

The Syrian government missed a Tuesday deadline for moving its deadliest chemical weapons components out of the country, with international monitors attributing the delay to unspecified security concerns and bad weather.Under an internationally brokered deal announced earlier in 2013, Damascus was to have shipped its most lethal chemicals -- including about 20 tons of mustard nerve agent -- out of the Mediterranean port of Latakia by December 31. The toxins are slated for destruction at...

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