In a significant escalation of the conflict in Libya, Britain and France will deploy attack helicopters in an attempt to break the military stalemate between rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces in the city of Misrata, according to The Guardian. British Apache helicopters and French Tiger helicopters, which specialize in taking out specific targets, will be sent to minimize civilian casualties in the area. While NATO is reluctant to send in ground troops, it’s hoped that the choppers will help change the tide against Gaddafi’s troops. “We are very much behind the intensification of the military campaign and so is France,” said British Foreign Secretary William Hague at a European Union meeting in Brussels.
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