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Deaths of 2 Western hostages won't end U.S. drone strikes
Deaths of 2 Western hostages won't end U.S. drone strikes

A fiery barrage of missiles from CIA drones inadvertently killed two Western hostages, including an American, during an attack on a suspected Al Qaeda hide-out in northwestern Pakistan, but U.S. officials said Thursday that they won’t stop using drones to target and kill terrorists. The deaths in January of Warren Weinstein, a rural development expert from suburban Maryland, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian aid worker, mark the first known case where a U.S. drone has killed foreign hostages, although some have been killed by their captors during U.S. commando raids. The White House, the CIA’s inspector general, and the Senate and House Intelligence committees will review the...

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