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The United States is starting to use armed Predator drones in Libya to target Moammar Gadhafi'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 Gadhafi's forces, Gates told a news conference.
"He (Obama) has approved the use of armed Predators," Gates said in Washington.
Libyan government troops pounded the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata, undeterred by Western threats to step up military action against Gadhafi's forces.