Russia accuses Libya of training Syrian rebels

By REUTERS
March 8, 2012 00:55

UNITED NATIONS - Russia accused Libya during a UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday of running a training center for Syrian rebels battling forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.

"We have received information that in Libya, with the support of the authorities, there is a special training center for the Syrian revolutionaries and people are sent to Syria to attack the legal government," Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin told the UN Security Council.

"This is completely unacceptable," Churkin said. "This activity is undermining stability in the Middle East."

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