400 Libyan Special Forces Graduate, Ready For Deployment Against Jihadist Groups

400 new Libyan Special Force members have graduated from the training academy and will be deployed to guard essential figures and institutions throughout the country. The graduation ceremony was attended by Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj and other security and military leaders, the ceremony was held in the Tripoli Maritime Base.

Spokesman of the special force Captain Hatem Al-Gamati, said 900 civilians involved in security service had been trained, adding that, 400 members of special operation missions have thus graduated.

He said the trainees took five months of theoretical lessons and hard field exercises and stressed that the tasks of the special force include protecting state institutions.

Al-Gamati also said work points and tasks would be expanded in the future.

Since the fall of Gaddafi regime in 2011, the Libyan authorities have been struggling to prepare and form security services capable of countering armed militias, which out-gun the regular forces.

 

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