U.S. flies drone over Algeria gas plant

WASHINGTON Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:06pm EST

WASHINGTON (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. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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