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Two of four unmanned American spy planes dispatched to the Balkans earlier this summer to track the war in Bosnia have been lost, but the Pentagon says it still has plenty of ways to collect intelligence in the region.

The aircraft, called Predators, have been operating from an airfield in nearby Albania since late June as part of a stepped-up effort by the Pentagon to provide NATO commanders and U.S. officials with a fuller view of events in Bosnia.Army Lt. Col. Rick Scott, a Pentagon spokesman, said one Predator was lost last Friday under undetermined circumstances. The other was destroyed in flight by its U.S. operators on Monday after it developed engine trouble over Bosnia.