BREAKING: Obama Botches Rescue, 2 Western Hostages Killed, But 2 US-Born al Qaeda Also Killed

In a botched drone strike in Afghanistan, the Obama administration killed two western hostages held by al Qaeda–one an American and the other an Italian citizen.

Killed were Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by the terror group since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an al Qaeda hostage since 2012.

“Analysis of all available information has led the Intelligence Community to judge with high confidence that the operation accidentally killed both hostages,” according to the statement. “The operation targeted an al-Qaeda-associated compound, where we had no reason to believe either hostage was present, located in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. No words can fully express our regret over this terrible tragedy.”

Still, the government also announced that two notorious members of al Qaeda born in the USA have also been killed in US strikes.

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The White House says, “Two other Americans were recently killed in U.S. Government counterterrorism operations in the same region.” Ahmed Farouq and Adam Gadahn, were both members of al Qaeda.

Neither were specifically targeted, the government says.

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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