Germany to Destroy Tons of Libya Chemical Weapons Components

September 9, 2016 11:32 AM

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German officials say about 500 metric tons (551 tons) of dual-use compounds from the chemicals weapons program of deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will be destroyed by the end of the year.

The toxic chemicals are among the last from a stockpile that the international community feared could fall into the hands of extremist groups or rogue states after the fall of Gadhafi in 2011.

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