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Al-Qaeda Posts Photos of Jewish Hostage Killed In Drone Strike

Al-Qaeda on Thursday published photos of slain US hostage Warren Weinstein praying, asserting online that the Jewish aid worker had converted to Islam in captivity before his death in April. Read more

WSJ: FBI Facilitated Ransom Payment From Hostage Weinstein’s Family

Washington – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2012 helped facilitate a ransom payment from the family of American hostage Warren Weinstein to al Qaeda in an unsuccessful attempt to get him released, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday. Read more

White House: Jewish American Amongst Two Hostages Killed In US Counterterrorism Operations In Anti Al-Qaeda Strike

Washington – An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed by U.S. drone strikes earlier this year, the government revealed Thursday. Read more