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New Syria dispute clouds UN

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Russia-US wrangling over a resolution to enforce the destruction of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons cast a shadow Monday over the start of the United Nations General Assembly. 

Rebel fighters secure a heavily damaged street in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor on September 23, 2013 following fighting with government forces.

Western diplomats said Moscow's refusal to support a Security Council resolution giving legal backing to Syria's disarmament had held up a plan to put the war-torn country's chemical arms under international control.

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