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The incident, which was not made public, is just one example of how Syrian authorities have hindered the work of inspectors and how the international community has failed to hold Syria to account, according to half a dozen interviews with officials, diplomats and investigators involved in eliminating Syria's weapons of mass destruction.Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad insisted that Syria was completely free of chemical weapons and defended the country's cooperation with international inspectors.While the United Nations and OPCW focused on ridding Syria of the stockpile it admitted having, Assad's forces began using new, crude chlorine bombs instead, according to two inspectors.
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