In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, fighters of the Libyan forces affiliated to the Tripoli government rest and reload weapons during an offensive against ISIS militants, in Sirte, Libya. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)
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Libya marked the destruction of its last toxic arms Thursday, hailed by the world's chemical weapons watchdog as a "historic occasion" to make the world a safer place.The weapons stocks, including 23 tanks of chemicals, were shipped out on a Danish vessel on Aug. 30, 2016, from the Libyan port of Misrata, under the supervision of the United Nations.The chemical weapons stock reached the highly specialized facility operated by GEKA, which is Germany's state-owned company for disposing of chemical weapons, in September 2016 .At the time Libya joined the convention, it declared 24.7 tons of sulphur mustard, 1,390 tons of precursor chemicals and more than 3,500 aerial bombs containing chemical weapons.
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