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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 15:14 GMT 16:14 UK
Helicopters go to aid evacuation
Six helicopters from the Royal Navy Air station at Yeovilton have taken off from the Somerset air base to help take Britons out of Lebanon.

It will take the aircraft 24 hours with four stopovers to reach their new operating base in Cyprus.

An RAF spokesman said: "The priority will be the safety of British national and entitled personnel.

"There will have to be significant negotiations and discussions with all interested parties."




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