The nuclear-powered Charles de Gaulle was deployed off Libya in late March.
The carrier and its 1,900 crew are due to return to the southern port of Toulon by mid-August, Longuet told Var Matin newspaper. . . .
French fighter planes are also deployed at NATO bases on the Greek island of Crete and in Sicily, Italy. French surveillance aircraft used in imposing a no-fly zone over Libya depart from bases in France. (photo: Getty)