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A convoy of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons prepares cross into Syria at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (Bilal Hussein/AP)
A convoy of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons prepares cross into Syria at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (Bilal Hussein/AP)

Before the government partially shut down on Tuesday, all eyes were on Syria.

A team of chemical weapons experts has been working in the country to dismantle Syria's chemical arsenal.

Meanwhile, the ground fighting continues as fissures within the opposition widen.

NPR's Deborah Amos has been reporting from the region and joins Here & Now for an update from Syria.

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This segment aired on October 4, 2013.

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