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Libya's Army Chief of Staff wants to disarm fighters

01-05-2012 14:01 BJT

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Libya’s new military chief of staff, General Youssef Mangoush, has set out his priorities for the future of the country’s army. He says Libya’s fledgling military is facing huge obstacles after the overthrow of the country’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Youssef Mangoush said, "We’re working and we’re drawing up urgent plans to reorganize the army for the present time. We’re integrating the rebels and reactivating the army units as the fighting is over. We are working on two parallel plans - one is an urgent and fast plan that’s immediate and prompt, which we hope will integrate the rebels and return life back to normal. The rebels need simple training, to get used to military traditions, military life. We don’t expect the general training period to be long, but they will join in with the specialised training which takes more time."


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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