Helicopters in action in Libya as soon as ready: NATO

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Posted: May 27, 2011 5:13 AM
Helicopters in action in Libya as soon as ready: NATO

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French and British helicopters will be put into action in Libya under NATO command as soon as they are ready, the commander of NATO's operation for the North African country said on Friday.

"These helicopters will be operated under the Unified Protector mandate... they will be brought into action as soon as they are ready," Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard told a briefing.

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom, editing by Rex Merrifield)