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Britain to train Libyan armed forces

Published: 09th July 2013 08:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2013 08:08 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

The British army will train up to 2,000 Libyan troops in the country, British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.

The Libyan troops will be brought to Britain in small groups later this year, BBC reported.

They will be given 10-week courses in basic infantry skills and leadership at Bassingbourn Barracks in Cambridgeshire.

The training of Libyan forces is part of a broader international effort to support Libya's democratic transition.

During the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland last month, British Prime Minister David Cameron said more than 7,000 members of the Libyan Armed Forces would be trained by some G8 nations.

The Libyan government will pay the cost of the training.

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