Libya Militias Capture Chemical Weapons

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Abdul Sattar Hatita - Militias in Libya have seized chemical weapons from arsenals that used to belong to former leader Muammar Gaddafi, military sources told Asharq Al-Awsat. A Libyan military official warned that the caches, which contain deadly chemicals such as mustard gas and the nerve agent sarin, may fall into the hands of the Islamic State. An armed group guarding a chemical factory located in Jufra District, 600 km. southeast of Tripoli, has transferred unknown quantities of deadly mustard gas to the Mediterranean city of Misrata, locals said. A video purportedly shows militants conducting chemical weapons tests near the town of Mizda.

2015-02-23 00:00:00

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