Libya uranium: Armed group says lacking barrels recovered

Libya uranium: Armed group says missing barrels recovered


A Libyan armed group claims to have found the barrels of natural uranium that went missing in southern Libya.

A spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), Khaled Al Mahjoub said on Facebook that the barrels were found 3 miles (5 km) from a warehouse where they were being stored.

A video posted by Mahjoub showed a man wearing a hazmat suit vocally counting 18 blue barrels that allegedly contain the missing natural uranium. The IAEA had said that “10 drums” were missing from the warehouse.

A total of 2.5 tons of natural uranium in the form of uranium ore concentrate were reported missing by the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] this week, after inspectors conducted verification activities Tuesday.

“We are aware of media reports that the material has been found, the Agency is actively working to verify them,” the IAEA said on…