U.S. Drone In Algeria To Monitor Hostage Standoff At In Amenas

01/17/2013 12:03 pm ET | Updated Mar 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The United States sent a drone aircraft for surveillance over the Algerian gas plant where Algerian forces launched an operation to free hostages on Thursday, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The official did not provide further details, including on the timing or duration of the drone mission.

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