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All declared chemical weapons gone from Syria, watchdog agency says
All declared chemical weapons gone from Syria, watchdog agency says

The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons material was on a ship headed for destruction Monday, marking a "major landmark" in the global effort to eliminate the nation's toxic arsenal, an oversight agency said. The action would appear to signal an end to the most controversial stage of the undertaking to eradicate Syria's once-imposing chemical weapons threat. Its stockpile included blistering agents and nerve gas and was long considered a strategic deterrent to neighboring Israel, an undeclared nuclear state. The apparent end of Syria's chemical weapon capabilities also signals a significant foreign policy success for the Obama administration, which has...

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