Three French soldiers killed in Libya
July 20, Paris: Three French soldiers have died in Libya, reportedly after their helicopter was shot down, France's defence ministry said.
A short statement said the soldiers died "while on mission" in the north African country.
Earlier on Wednesday, ministry spokesman Stephane Le Foll confirmed French special forces were in Libya.
On Tuesday, Associated Press quoted Libyan officials as saying an Islamist militia shot down a French helicopter.
The attack on Sunday happened near the city of Benghazi, and left no survivors, AP reported.
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