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Chemical weapons inspectors attacked in Syria, but all staff safe, officials say

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The international chemical weapons watchdog agency says all its staff members are safe after a convoy of inspectors came under attack in Syria.
   The team was traveling to a rebel-held town where activists and Human Rights Watch say chlorine gas attacks last month killed two people.
   The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been working with the United Nations to oversee the destruction of the Syrian government's stockpiles since September 2013, when President Bashar Assad's administration acknowledged having chemical weapons and agreed to give them up to avoid the threat of U.S. military strikes.
   Syria has since destroyed or handed over more than 90 percent of the weapons and toxic chemicals it has formally declared. Its sole remaining declared stockpile has been packaged for shipment out of the country to meet a June 30 deadline for destruction.
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