Tarhunah

Tarhunah (Arabic: ترهونة) is one of the former municipalities of Libya. It is in the north of the country.

Tarhunah was brought to international attention in the 1990s, when it was believed that an underground chemical weapons facility was being built there, following the discovery of a previous smaller above-ground facility at Rabta.

External links

* [http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/nbcd/nbcd031223_1_n.shtml Reassessing Libya: an analysis from Jane's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence]
* [http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Apr1996/960423-O-0000U-001.html U.S. Department of Defense news photo - artist's concept of the construction of the chemical weapons facility]


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