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Revolutionary Guards (Libya)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 54
Country: Libya
Date formed: Sept. 10, 1969
Details of Formation: -Assisted XXX in stagging a military coup against the US-backed King XXX, then turned into a PGAG. Used against rebellious units of regular army. Used to greet foreign dignataries (egBlair in 2004) so official or semiofficial group.
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination:
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): person/minister
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: no information
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; adolescents
Force Strength: [1000, 2000]
Target(s): regular military force
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious leader(s)
Other Information: -Described by one Western diplomat in Tripoli as XXX's main pillar of support. -Consists of volunteers who receive no salary