NBC: France Confirms Deaths of 3 Soldiers in Libya, Presence of Special Forces
Three French soldiers have been killed on a mission in Libya, the country's defense ministry said Wednesday.
The news came after the government earlier confirmed it had special forces operating in the North African nation.
Authorities did not provide details on the non-commissioned officers' deaths, saying only that they were killed while serving in Libya.
It saluted their "courage and dedication" in a short statement and extended condolences to their loved ones.
French media reported that the trio were killed when their helicopter was shot down.
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