A Caracal helicopter with French commandos, second left, is escorted with attack helicopters as they perform during a military exercise in a display of the French assets used in NATO-led operations over Libya, at the Mont-de-Marsan military base, southwestern France, Thursday, Nov.10, 2011. France and Britain, the European Union's most militarized nations, emerged as standouts in the campaign that ended with the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Bob Edme) Ê

Report: French Troops Engaged In ‘Secret War’ In Libya

President Francois Hollande had authorized “unofficial military action” by both an elite armed forces unit and the covert action service of the DGSE intelligence agency in Libya.