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Libyan government to integrate militia fighters into army

12-29-2011 07:42 BJT

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The new Libyan government has launched a plan to help integrate former rebel fighters back into mainstream society. The scheme will see the fighters provided with the opportunity to be trained in both the defence and interior security forces.

A popular revolt which toppled the government of Muammar Gaddafi in October saw many people with little military background taking up arms.

Earlier this week, the Minister of Defence, Osama Juwaili, said the main focus would be on placing former fighters in positions as border guards to police the country’s porous borders.

But a broader aim of the program is to integrate the former rebels into society and give them the necessary support they need.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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