American, Italian hostages inadvertently killed in U.S. operation: Obama




 
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April 23rd, 2015  
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By Will Dunham and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American and an Italian who had been held hostage for several years by al Qaeda were inadvertently killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan in January, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. The operation in which American doctor Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto were killed also resulted in the death of an American al Qaeda leader, Ahmed Farouq, the White House said. Another American al Qaeda member, Adam Gadahn, was also killed, likely in a separate operation, the White House added.




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