Sunday, June 05, 2011

NATO Uses Attack Helicopters to Strike Libya Targets

NATO uses helicopters to strike Libya targets
2011-06-05 13:32:48

BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhuanet) -- British and French attack helicopters have been deployed to strike inside Libya for the first time. On Saturday, the helicopters were used to strike targets in the oil port of Brega.

UK Defense Secretary Liam Fox described the use of the helicopters as a continuation of the military operation against Gaddafi's troops.

The British Ministry of Defense has released gun-sight video of what it said were air attacks on two targets near the eastern oil city of Brega in the early hours of Saturday.

The Apaches helicopters targeted a radar installation and a military checkpoint.

The video was released after British and French attack helicopters were used for the first time in NATO's campaign in Libya.

The British Ministry of Defense said their helicopters took off from HMS Ocean, stationed off the Libyan coast, and returned safely after completing their mission in the early morning hours.


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