US sends two more Predator drones to Libya

WASHINGTON - The United States hasdeployed two more Predator drones for surveillance operationsover Libya, a US official told Reuters on Wednesday, asMuammar Gaddafi's forces face unprecedented pressure.

The drones arrived earlier this week, the official said,speaking on condition of anonymity. It was not immediatelyclear how many US drones were currently deployed on the NATOmission.

The U.S. decision to send additional drones follows callslast month by NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen formembers of the alliance to provide more air support and comesas Libyan rebels make key advances across the country.

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