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Libyan armed forces to be trained in Cambridgeshire

Up to 2,000 members of the Libyan Armed Forces are to be trained by British military at the army site in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire.

The British government says it's an effort to professionalise Libya's military. They will be coached in basic infantry skills and leadership.

Foreign Secretary William Hague says they will be trained in small groups over a 10-week course and will be vetted in advance for medical, physical and behavioural suitability.

The Libyan Government will pay the costs of the training.


Burglaries at military homes leave families living in fear

A spate of burglaries at military homes in Colchester has left some families living in fear. The parents of one soldier's wife - who's been targeted twice - say she's experiencing a 'living hell'.

Merville Barracks Credit: ITV Anglia

Some people believe the break-ins are timed to coincide with when the soldiers are away on duty.

For more on this story watch the 6pm news on ITV Anglia.


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