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Assessing Libya's Chemical Weapons Threat

Feb 15, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
For the Islamic State, poisons and nerve agents are hard to produce and even harder to use.

Missiles and shells lie among the stones outside the town of Waddan, in southern Libya. The fall of Libya's government in 2011 left various weapons, potentially including chemical agents, available for the taking by rebel and jihadist groups.

(PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Chemical weapons have been an ineffective tool for terrorists in the past, and the challenges of transporting large quantities of chemical materials nearly always outweigh the benefits....

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