Hostages killed in anti-terror op

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Published: Thursday 23rd April 2015 by The News Editor

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US counter-terrorism operations have killed American and Italian hostages held by al Qaida, as well as two Americans who were working with the terror organisation, the White House has said.

It says the US recently concluded that American Warren Weinstein and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto, hostages held by al Qaida, were killed in a January operation in a border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The White House said it also believes two other Americans were recently killed in a counter-terrorism operation in the same region.

The US believes that Ahmed Farouq, an American who was an al Qaida leader, was killed in the same January operation that resulted in the hostages’ deaths.

And it has also concluded that American Adam Gadahn was likely killed in a separate US mission.

Published: Thursday 23rd April 2015 by The News Editor

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