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“Libya has the world’s largest uncontrolled ammunitions stockpile,” UNMAS official says

The Libyan Address Journal

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has announced that Libya contains the world’s largest uncontrolled ammunitions stockpile.

“Expenditure of ordnance and the threat posed by explosive remnants of war has increased, and sadly, many of the areas that were previously cleared of UXO have now been re-contaminated as a result of the fighting”, said Bob Seddon, a Threat Mitigation Officer with UNMAS in Libya.

“Libya has the world’s largest uncontrolled ammunitions stockpile”, he added. “It is estimated that there are between 150,000 to 200,000 tons of uncontrolled munitions across Libya.”

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