Tonnerre, Ocean: launch helos on Libyan targets
The Apaches hit two targets near the coastal city of Brega, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense in London. It said they took off from HMS Ocean, stationed off the Libyan coast and returned safely after completing their mission in the early morning hours.
The French helicopters took off from the helicopter transport ship Tonnerre in the Mediterranean, said Col. Thierry Burkhard. He said they struck 15 military vehicles and 5 military command buildings, without identifying the sites or their location. The head of the rebels' Transitional National Council, Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, said the NATO attacks were in accordance of Resolution 1974, but emphasized that the Apaches launched outside Libya.