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Training Libya's new army

<p>A Libyan soldier takes position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino, in Persano, near Salerno, in southern Italy April 15, 2014. The training is part of a specific request by the government in Tripoli as part of the G8 undertaking to rebuild the structure of the armed forces and Libyan security. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

A Libyan soldier takes position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino, in Persano, near Salerno, in southern Italy April 15, 2014. The training is part of a specific request by the government in...more

A Libyan soldier takes position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino, in Persano, near Salerno, in southern Italy April 15, 2014. The training is part of a specific request by the government in Tripoli as part of the G8 undertaking to rebuild the structure of the armed forces and Libyan security. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>Libyan soldiers take position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino, in Persano, near Salerno, in southern Italy April 15, 2014. The operation involves other countries in the training of about 15 thousand Libyans, with Italy the first to start training missions. Italy and the UK will train 2000 units, Turkey 3000 and the United States 8000, at U.S. bases in Bulgaria.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

Libyan soldiers take position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino, in Persano, near Salerno, in southern Italy April 15, 2014. The operation involves other countries in the training of about 15...more

Libyan soldiers take position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino, in Persano, near Salerno, in southern Italy April 15, 2014. The operation involves other countries in the training of about 15 thousand Libyans, with Italy the first to start training missions. Italy and the UK will train 2000 units, Turkey 3000 and the United States 8000, at U.S. bases in Bulgaria. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>Libyan soldiers take position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014.
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

Libyan soldiers take position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Libyan soldiers take position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>A Libyan soldier takes position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. 
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

A Libyan soldier takes position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A Libyan soldier takes position during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>A Libyan soldier runs during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014.
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

A Libyan soldier runs during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A Libyan soldier runs during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>A Libyan soldier looks on during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. 
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

A Libyan soldier looks on during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A Libyan soldier looks on during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>Libyan soldiers take positions during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

Libyan soldiers take positions during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Libyan soldiers take positions during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>Libyan soldiers take positions as an Italian instructor of the Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino soldier looks on during a training exercise in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

Libyan soldiers take positions as an Italian instructor of the Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino soldier looks on during a training exercise in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Libyan soldiers take positions as an Italian instructor of the Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino soldier looks on during a training exercise in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>Instructors of the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino give instructions to Libyan soldiers during a training exercise in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014.
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

Instructors of the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino give instructions to Libyan soldiers during a training exercise in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Instructors of the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino give instructions to Libyan soldiers during a training exercise in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>Libyan soldiers take positions during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014.
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

Libyan soldiers take positions during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Libyan soldiers take positions during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>Libyan soldiers take part in a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

Libyan soldiers take part in a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Libyan soldiers take part in a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>An Italian soldier of the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino, gives instructions to Libyan soldiers during a training exercise in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

An Italian soldier of the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino, gives instructions to Libyan soldiers during a training exercise in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

An Italian soldier of the Italian Army's 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino, gives instructions to Libyan soldiers during a training exercise in Persano, Italy April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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