US surveillance drones flying over Gaza to help with hostage search
13:24, Saturday, 04 November, 2023
Pentagon spokesman Brig Gen Pat Ryder said the drones were operating in "support of hostage recovery efforts".
"These UAV flights began after the Oct 7 attack by Hamas on Israel," he said in a brief statement. "The US is conducting unarmed UAV flights over Gaza, as well as providing advice and assistance to support our Israeli partner as they work on their hostage recovery efforts," the Pentagon's statement on Friday said.