WASHINGTON - The United States has
deployed two more Predator drones for surveillance operations
over Libya, a US official told Reuters on Wednesday, as
Muammar Gaddafi's forces face unprecedented pressure.
The drones arrived earlier this week, the official said,
speaking on condition of anonymity. It was not immediately
clear how many US drones were currently deployed on the NATO
The U.S. decision to send additional drones follows calls
last month by NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen for
members of the alliance to provide more air support and comes
as Libyan rebels make key advances across the country.
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