WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unmanned U.S. aircraft
took part in strikes on Thursday in Libya, a NATO official
said, but it was unclear whether U.S. or French airpower had
struck the convoy of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
"There was a U.S. Predator (drone aircraft) involved in the
mission but I can't tell you with certainty that it
participated in the exact strike that could have hit the
vehicles" in a convoy believed to have been carrying Gaddafi
near his hometown of Sirte, the official said.
NATO said its warplanes fired on a convoy near Sirte at
about 8:30 a.m. (0630 GMT), striking two military vehicles in
the group but could not confirm that Gaddafi was a passenger.
France later said its jets had halted the convoy. The NATO
official said it was unclear which aircraft may have struck
which vehicles and whether Gaddafi -- later killed in the
custody of rebel forces -- was wounded in the strikes.
(Reporting by Missy Ryan and Phil Stewart; Writing by Missy
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