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Libya: Liam Fox on 'progress in Misrata'

UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox has welcomed Washington's sanctioning of the deployment of armed Predator drones to attack ground targets in Libya.

Speaking at a news conference at the Pentagon with his US counterpart Robert Gates, Dr Fox said it was clear that the Libyan regime was "on the back foot".

He also decried Libya's use of young mercenary soldiers on the front lines, saying it was a "sign of desperation from a regime that they resort to these sort of tactics".

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