Removing Chemical Weapons From Libya – Is It Possible?

Sgt. Dave Jones, a member of the 58th Tactical Fighter Wing weapons section, checks the fins on an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile during a simulated chemical warfare exercise in support of Exercise Nomad Thrust '88.

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By Arie Egozi

Sources in Israel evaluate that some of the chemical weapons held by the Kadhafi regime in Libya are already at the hands of the terrorist organizations who govern the country. They said the ability to remove chemical weapons from the country has been doubtful.

According to, the Danish parliament has approved the governmental proposal for the country to participate in a UN-backed international maritime operation to remove chemical weapons from Libya. Denmark had been offered to lead the work on the chemical weapons withdrawal under the aegis of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The operation is aimed at preventing dangerous chemical substances from falling into the hands of extremist groups.

The decision comes after the UN Security Council had unanimously adopted a firm decision allowing nations to receive, take away and destroy Libyan chemical weapons for eliminating the toxic agents in the country.

Currently, two Danish vessels have got the permission to remove the remaining chemical weapons in Libya.