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Arms experts see Syria progress, inspections soon

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International experts preparing to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal said they had made "encouraging" progress Thursday and expect to carry out on-site inspections within days. 

Members of the Jund al-Rahman Brigade fire a homemade canon on the front lines of Deir Ezzor on October 2, 2013

UN Security Council Resolution 2118 was passed after gas attacks outside of Damascus killed hundreds in August, an atrocity that prompted the United States to threaten military strikes on Syria and later led to a rare US-Russian disarmament accord.

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