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Syria chemical disarmament gathers pace as new claims emerge

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The chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday that Syria has handed over 86.5 percent of its arsenal as new claims emerged of an attack on a rebel bastion this month using an industrial chemical. 

Syrian men stand on a street covered in rubble as flames rise from buildings following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces on April 20, 2014 in the northern city of Aleppo

Under the terms of a US- and Russian-brokered deal which averted the threat of US military action last year, Syria faces a June 30 deadline to destroy its chemical stockpiles.

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