Libyan recruits are being put through their paces starting this month at a boot camp in Italy as part of an international program to restore stability amid unrest since the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Some of them are former rebels who fought to oust Gadhafi as part of ragtag opposition forces and the training is taking place at an Italian army base in Cassino, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Rome.

In one part of the base a soldier could be seen applying camouflage face paint, while in another soldiers trained on monkey bars and obstacle courses.