Libya’s Chemical Arsenal Destroyed | February 10, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 6 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 6 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 10, 2014

Libya’s Chemical Arsenal Destroyed

Chemical Weapons: An international team has eliminated the last of the cache
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Libya, Chemical weapons, stockpile, mustard agent

An international effort with U.S. support has discreetly destroyed the remnants of Libya’s stockpile of chemical weapons, the Defense Department said last week.

The arsenal included hundreds of artillery shells filled with deadly sulfur mustard agent dating back to the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled from 1969 until he was killed in 2011.

“This is the culmination of a major international effort to eliminate weapons of mass destruction from Libya and to . . .

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