From Fox News:
An American and an Italian held hostage by Al Qaeda were accidentally killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation earlier this year, the White House said Thursday, in a stunning and tragic admission.In a separate strike, American traitor and Al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn was killed in a separate drone attack. He appeared in several jihadi videos as "Adam the American." He should have called himself "Adam the former American."
The White House also revealed that two American terror operatives were killed, but the revelation that hostages died -- in an apparent drone strike -- is leading to what President Obama called a "full review."
Obama, speaking from the White House, expressed "grief and condolences" for the deaths of the hostages, American development expert Warren Weinstein and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto.
"I profoundly regret what happened," Obama said, offering his "deepest apologies" to the families.