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U.S. begins using armed drones in Libya: Gates

Posted By admin On April 22, 2011 @ 1:58 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
April 22, 2011

The United States is starting to use armed Predator drones in Libya to target Muammar Gaddafi’s forces after President Barack Obama approved their use, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

The unmanned aircraft, already used to target militants along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, will allow for more precise attacks against Gaddafi’s forces, Gates told a news conference.

“He (Obama) has approved the use of armed Predators,” Gates said.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/21/u-s-begins-using-armed-drones-in-libya-gates/

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[4] Gates says no one can predict how long Libya mission will take: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gates-says-no-one-can-predict-how-long-libya-mission-will-take.html

[5] Gates claims victory near in Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gates-claims-victory-near-in-afghanistan.html

[6] Gates rules out ‘containing’ nuclear-armed Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gates-rules-out-%e2%80%98containing%e2%80%99-nuclear-armed-iran.html

[7] Gates warns Congress not to cut off Libya funds: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gates-warns-congress-not-to-cut-off-libya-funds.html

[8] Troop rise in Afghanistan still option for US: Gates: http://www.prisonplanet.com/troop-rise-in-afghanistan-still-option-for-us-gates.html

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