'Handful' of Libyan troops claim asylum in UK after training: minister

November 24, 2014 5:22 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - A group of Libyan army cadets whose training program in Britain was halted early after a series of sex attacks on local residents have claimed asylum, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Monday.

Earlier this month, Fallon said the cadets would be sent home early after two were charged with raping a man and three more were charged with sexual assaults on women.

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