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.

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Libyan army to train in Cambs

Efforts to professionalise the Libyan Armed Forces and help them achieve peace and stability across their country are to be supported in the UK with the training of up to 2,000 personnel at Bassingbourne in Cambridgeshire.