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Libya: France and Italy to send officers to aid rebels

France and Italy have said they are to send small teams of military officers to advise Libyan rebels who are seeking to topple Col Muammar Gaddafi.

French officials said fewer than 10 would be sent, while Italy's defence minister announced that 10 would go.

The UK said on Tuesday it was sending a similar team to the city of Benghazi.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 20 Apr 2011
  • From the section Africa