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Germany Destroys Last Of Libya’s Chemical Weapons

Germany’s Foreign and Defense ministries announced that some 500 tons of chemicals stemming from former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s chemical weapons program had been destroyed “successfully and in an environmentally sustainable manner,” Deutsche Welle reports. A German government-owned specialty firm, GEKA, destroyed the chemicals at facilities in Munster, Germany, the ministries said. The international community had long feared that the remnants of Gadhafi’s extensive chemical weapons program could fall into the hands of extremist groups or rogue states after he was deposed in 2011 and the country spiraled into chaos. Last year Libya asked the UN-backed Organization for the Prohibition…