Libya says it destroyed all chemical weapons

Feb 05, 2014, 12:36 AM EST
Members of Libya's shield brigade check their weapons at a base in Tripoli ahead of their deployment following an order from the President of the General National Congress, Libya's highest political authority, Nuri Bousahmein, to protect government offices and diplomatic missions on August 12, 2013.
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Libya has destroyed all its chemical arsenal, the country's foreign minister has announced. Mohamed Abdelaziz said that this included bombs and artillery shells filled with mustard gas. In 2004, Libya said it had 25 tonnes of sulphur mustard and several thousand unfilled aerial bombs for use with chemical warfare facilities. Tripoli has committed itself to getting rid of all its chemical arms by signing the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Libya destroys chemical weapons [CNN]
Libya says all chemical weapons destroyed [Aljazeera]