Gaddafi's Chemical Weapons and Anti-Aircraft Missiles Spark Renewed Worries

(Washington Post) Simon Denyer - Documents showing the shipment of thousands of gas masks and chemical-weapons protection suits to Moammar Gaddafi's remaining strongholds in the last weeks of his regime raised fresh concerns Wednesday about whether the deposed Libyan leader's forces could still have access to deadly mustard gas. 11.25 tons of the poison gas was still in Libya when the uprising against Gaddafi began in February, according to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. At one warehouse opposite a military camp in Tripoli, thousands of surface-to-air missiles and mortar shells lay on the ground. Some of the missiles were SA-24s, which have a range of up to 11,000 feet and can bring down civilian planes, said Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.

2011-09-08 00:00:00

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