Agence France-PresseNovember 18, 2013 13:31
The US military said Monday it hopes to train 5,000 to 8,000 Libyan army troops as Tripoli struggles to contain violence from heavily armed militias.
The training, requested by Libya's prime minister, would be carried out by the military's Africa Command at a base in Bulgaria, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told reporters.
"We're in discussions with the Libyans on the exact number, but we're prepared to provide training for 5,000 to 8,000 personnel," Warren said.
"This hasn't been finalized yet, but that's the plan we're working towards," he said.