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US, Italian Hostages Held by Al-Qaida Killed in US Operation

A U.S. counterterrorism operation in January accidentally killed two hostages - one American aid worker, and one Italian man - held by al-Qaida on the Afghan-Pakistan border, the White House said. Other U.S. officials said the hostages were killed during an airstrike by unmanned drone aircraft. President Barack Obama personally apologized for the incident. An official statement said there was "tremendous sorrow" over the death of the two innocent hostages: American Warren...

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