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Italian army train Libyan Soldiers

Aiming a new, modern and functional set of institutions, Italian army provide training session to former Libyan revolutionary troops in an Italian military camp close to Rome. The 340 Libyan soldiers currently being trained in Italy are the first to benefit from a bilateral agreement that will see up to 2,000 troops trained in 2014.

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Produced by Francesco Fedeli
Video Language en
Produced Jan 14, 2014
Published Feb 24, 2014
Production Company Raw-News

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A military training ground away from home
These are some of the hundreds of libyan civilians training at an army camp in Italy as part of a bilateral agreement between the two countries. Most of them fought against Gaddafi's regime, they now want to join Libya's new army. They are the first 340 troops of a total of 2000 to undergo a 14 weeks training. At the end of it, they will reach infantry platoon level. The training is part of the so called G8 compact initiative, aimed at rebuilding the new Libyan armed forces. After italy, turkey, britain and the united states will also provide training.

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- Libyan soldier march at the Italian training camp of Cassino.

- Training at obstacle course

- Italian army trainers teach how to handle automatic weapons.


SOT HASIN BUSIFI, Trainee Soldier  -  Arabic
"I fought as a rebel in the revolution and now I want to become a soldier to protect the new libya"

SOT MATAZ ZAWIDI, Trainee Soldier - Arabic
""It doesn't matter where we train, whether it be in italy or libya. What's important is that we receive good training"

SOT  Giampiero Romano, italian army kernel - Italian
"Italy will train 2000 soldiers. 3000 will be trained in turkey, 8000 in the united states and another 2000 in britain. This is a concrete contribution to the social and democratic development of new libya"

- Libyan soldier march

- Libyan soldiers made preparation for prayer

- Soldiers pray in a classroom used as a prayer

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