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Published On: Thu, Aug 26th, 2010

CIA drones may target Yemen terrorists

The White House, in an effort to turn up the heat against al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen, is considering adding the CIA’s armed Predator drones to the fight, two U.S. officials said Wednesday.

The drones are among CIA resources that could be assigned to an existing mission by U.S. special operations forces, a senior U.S. official told The Associated Press. The official said such options were in the planning stages and would be done only with the cooperation of the Yemeni leadership in Sanaa.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss matters of intelligence.

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