DEAUVILLE - Britain said helicopters can fly
sorties over Libya as it seeks to raise the pressure on Muammar Gaddafi to step
aside, British officials said on Thursday.
French Defense Minister Gerard
Longuet said on Monday that Britain would start deploying attack helicopters in
Libya along with France as part of NATO's operation there.
Britain had not confirmed that until now. British ministers gave clearance in
principle for the use of Apache helicopters on Thursday and NATO could now call