West Anxious over Libya's Chemical Weapons Caches

(Ynet News) Yitzhak Benhorin - As the world watches deposed Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi's forces take their last stand in Tripoli, western intelligence officials are trying to follow the trail of Libya's chemical weapons arsenal, and especially its mustard gas caches. In an interview with CNN, United States Envoy to the UN Susan Rice said that the U.S. was taking steps to prevent the weapons from falling into the wrong hands. Most of Libya's chemical weapons are held at a facility located in Rabta, south of Tripoli. Western analysts believe that the country's WMD (weapons of mass destruction) arsenal alone contains some 10 tons of various chemical agents which can inflict grave damage. It is also believed that Gaddafi was in possession of Scud-B missiles, over 1,000 tons of uranium powder and mass quantities of conventional weapons.

2011-08-24 00:00:00

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