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Libyan PM denies training Syrian rebels
Libyan denies Russian charges it is training Syrian rebels
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' Libya's prime minister is denying Russian allegations that his government is hosting and supporting a training camp for Syrian rebels.

Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib said Thursday he was unaware of any such facility and that if one was operating in Libya it was being done so without authorities' knowledge. He added, however, that the Libyan government does support the "good" cause of Syrians opposed to President Bashar Assad. El-Keib spoke at a news conference with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

On Wednesday, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations accused Libya of establishing "a special training center for Syrian revolutionaries." He did not elaborate but complained that training fighters to attack Syria's government was undermining stability in the Middle East.

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