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Uranium said missing by IAEA in Libya recovered: military

Lake Gaberoun, an oasis in Libya's Sabha district
— Benghazi (Libya) (AFP)

Several containers of natural uranium reported missing by the UN's nuclear watchdog in war-scarred Libya have been found, a general with one of the country's two rival camps said Thursday.

General Khaled al-Mahjoub, commander of eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar's communications division, said on his Facebook page that the containers of uranium had been recovered "barely five kilometres (three miles)" from where they had been stored in the Sabha area of southern Libya.

"The situation is under control. The IAEA has been informed," Mahjoub told AFP.

On Wednesday the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna reported that 2.5 tonnes of natural uranium had gone missing from a Libyan site.

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