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  1. Syria Will Meet Its Deadline but Many Concerns Remain

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is likely to hit this week’s deadline for the handover of the government’s entire chemical arsenal, but continuing chemical attacks have cast a shadow over the achievement. According to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, more than 90 percent of the stockpile has been handed over for destruction, yet the regime allegedly waged a chlorine gas attack against civilians in Kfar Zeita earlier this month. After Sunday’s deadline, the OPCW will report to the U.N. Security Council, which will be discussing Syria this week.

    Sources: Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, UN News Centre

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