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Al-Qaida hostage from Md. killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan
Al-Qaida hostage from Md. killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan

— When the U.S. military targeted a suspected al-Qaida compound on the lawless border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in January, President Barack Obama said Thursday, intelligence officials didn't know the group was holding an aid worker from Rockville there. Warren Weinstein, a government contractor who was captured by al-Qaida in August 2011, was killed three months ago in a U.S. drone strike, Obama said from the White House. It was the first acknowledgment of his death and of the United States' role in it. Weinstein was focused on economic development projects in the region when he was captured in August 2011. Elaine Weinstein, who was informed of her husband's...

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