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British Army to train Libyans

11 July 2013

The British Army will train up to 2,000 Libyan military personnel in basic infantry skills and junior leadership, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague announced on 9 July.

The training will begin later this year and will involve groups of Libyans attending courses that last at least 10 weeks at Bassingbourn Barracks: a recruit training centre near Cambridge.

"The training of 2,000 Libyan Armed Forces personnel is part of a broader package of defence and security assistance that we have developed with the United States, France and Italy to support the Libyan government's efforts to increase the effectiveness and capacity of its security and justice sector institution," Hague said.



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