March 20, 2011 / 4:52 PM / 8 years ago

RPT-Qatar planes taking positions near Libya - Mullen

WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer on Sunday said aircraft from Qatar were moving into position near Libya to participate in the Western military operation that has effectively established a no-fly zone.

“There are forces, airplanes in particular from Qatar, that are moving into position as we speak, into theater. There are other countries who have committed, although I’d rather have them publicly announce that commitment,” he said in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” program. (Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Paul Simao)

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