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US pay drone strike victim's family


The US government has paid over €1 million to the family of a 37 year-old Italian aid worker who was killed by a US drone attack whilst being held hostage in 2015.

The drone strike took place on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan where the US regularly conducts what they call ‘secret counter-terrorism missions.’

Obama admitted last year that Giovanni Lo Porto was killed alongside US citizen Warren Weinstein by a US drone whilst they were being held hostage by al-Qaeda. But the payment was described as ‘a donation in memory’ of the victim rather than as compensation.

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