US confirms first predator strike in Libya

By: Andrew Krammer

The United States military has confirmed the first strike by a Predator drone in Libya, BBC reported.

President Obama gave approval on Thursday for two armed American Predator drones to fly over Libya, ABC news reported. Two days after the approval, NATO says the drone destroyed a Libyan government multiple rocket launcher near Misrata.

Predator drones had been used in Libya before, but only for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

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