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Libya crisis: UK officers to advise rebels

British military officers will be sent to Libya to advise rebels fighting Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces, the UK government has said.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said the group would be deployed to the opposition stronghold of Benghazi.

The BBC understands 10 officers will provide logistics and intelligence training in a UK and French operation.

Libya's foreign minister said the move would "prolong the confrontation".

Jeremy Bowen reports from Tripoli.

  • 19 Apr 2011
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