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.

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Libyan troops to be trained in Cambridgeshire

Libyan troops are to be trained in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

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

Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “The Government firmly believes that a stable, open and democratic Libya contributing to wider regional stability and security is in the UK’s interest.

"That is why we are working closely with the US and other European countries, to lead the broader international effort, to support Libya’s democratic transition and the Libyan authorities’ efforts to make visible improvements in public security in Libya.”

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