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The security context in Libya remains very tense. For instance, Tunisia's general consulate in Tripoli was stormed by a group of Libyans "to claim the recovery of goods and money" on July 8 and a French honorary consul, Mr. Jean Dufriche, and his wife miraculously escaped an assassination attempt in Benghazi on July 4.
Pursuant to the growing concerns of the international community as for Libya's stability, the United Kingdom (UK) has officially announced it will train the Libyan Armed Forces. As Prime Minister David Cameron's government "firmly believes that a stable, open and democratic Libya contributing to wider regional stability and security is in the UK's interest," the Foreign Secretary William Hague has confirmed that "up to 2,000 personnel from the Libyan Armed Forces are to be trained in the UK."
This decision is part of a commitment by some G8 nations, mostly European, to train more than 7,000 members of the Libyan military with a view to supporting Libya's ongoing "democratic transition" and the Libyan government's "efforts to make visible improvements in public security in Libya."
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