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Turkey looks to train and build unified Libyan army

Turkey and Libya have agreed to look into the possibility of Turkish involvement in building and training a united, professional Libyan army. The two side also agreed as a first step to send a group of Libyan pilots to Turkey for training on Turkish-made helicopters and drones.

Libyan army and police must be empowered Kobler tells UN Security Council

Narrow interests drive many of Libya’s armed groups and there must consensus on the future command of a united Libyan army, UN special envoy Martin Kobler has told the Security Council today. Whilst the formation of the Presidential Guard was a positive step, he added, it was merely a transitional …

AL-Ghasri requests Presidential Council’s backup for forces securing Sirte

The Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government should provide the necessary support for the forces appointed to secure Sirte and for the city’s municipality so that they can provide the needed services for the residents, the spokesman for Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos Operation, Mohammed Al-Ghasri said Tuesday.