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Army: 5,000 Libyan soldiers trained in foreign countries

The Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, said here Wednesday that 5,000 Libyan recruits are currently being trained in the following foreign countries - Pakistan, Morocco, Algeria, Italy, Germany, United States, Turkey, Great Britain and in the Gulf countries.

Speaking at a press conference here, Zeidan said the extensive training programme was at rebuilding the army.

He said 400 recruits have been sent to Turkey as part of the 3,000 that will be training in that country, while 400 others will soon be sent to Italy.

'Another 400 will go to Great Britain which will eventually train 2,000 recruits,' Zeidan indicated.

He announced that there would soon be a major cabinet reshuffle, saying while some minister had indicated their wishes to retire from government, some technocrats and independents would join the government.

Pana 10/01/2014