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Govt plans “Unity Army” to Halt Internal Conflicts

By Adam Nathan. The Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya is planning to build a new ‘unity army’ to stem conflict between rival militias in the country. “Our strategy currently is to inform different military groups that we welcome anyone willing to join the new army but also making it clear they will have […]

Libyan Soldiers Jailed for Sex Crimes in UK

Five Libyan soldiers have been jailed for sex crimes they committed while stationed in the UK. Moktar Ali Saad Mahmoud (33) and Ibrahim Abugtila (23) were jailed for 12 years for raping a man in Cambridge, in what police described as “a truly horrendous crime.” Ibrahim El Maarfi (21), Mohammed Abdalsalam (27), and Khaled El […]

Libya Owes UK £14m for Training Fiasco

The Libyan government still owes Britain more than £14 million for the recent aborted military training programme. The training was cancelled when Libyan recruits were sent home following accusations of sex attacks. According to a report from The Telegraph, Libya has paid less than a sixth of its bill for the training. Mark Francois (pictured), […]

Libyan Soldiers Admit Sex Attacks in UK

Three Libyan soldiers undergoing training in the UK have been charged with the sexual assault. According to a report from Varsity Online, Khaled El Azibi, 18, Ibrahim Naji El Maarfi, 20, and Mohammed Abdalsalam, 27, were charged in relation to attacks on three women in Cambridge city centre. Abdalsalam admitted two counts of sexual assault, […]

Libyan Cadets in UK for Training

The British Army are to train more than 300 members of the Libyan security forces who arrived in the UK yesterday. The Libyan forces are set to learn basic infantry skills and military leadership at Bassingbourn Camp in Cambridgeshire. They will be put through their paces on a course developed by the British Army and […]

Libya Appoints New Army Chief

GNC President Nouri Abu Sahmein has appointed Major-General Abdulsalam Jadallah al-Salihine al-Obeidi to replace Youssef al-Mangoush as the new head of the Libyan army. The former army chief resigned in early June after violent militia clashes in Benghazi left 31 people dead and a hundred wounded. According to Magherabia, the 53-year-old army chief is a […]

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Libyan Govt to Re-Equip Army, Police

AfriqueJet reports that the Libyan government has reaffirmed its commitment to fully support the army and police with the required logistics and equipment to tackle the security issues the country is currently facing. Prime Minister Ali Zeidan made the commitment at a meeting with top officials from the army, police and border guards to discuss […]

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