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SIX-HUNDRED Libyans being mentored by the British army will be sent home after three were charged with sex attacks and two with rape.
The government confirmed yesterday that the scheme, designed to “establish stability and security” in war-torn Libya, would end a month earlier than expected.
Ejection from Britain follows court cases which saw two Libyans admit to a sexual assault and a third accused still awaiting his hearing.
Two more recruits have been charged with rape following an attack on a man in Cambridge at the weekend.
At its launch, then defence secretary Philip Hammond said that the plan to put 2,000 recruits through a 24-week training course at Bassingbourn Camp, Cambridgeshire, would see recruits trained “to support Libya’s transition to a stable and open democracy.”
But his successor Michael Fallon confirmed in a written statement that there had been “disciplinary issues.”
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