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Sudanese Gov't Reaches Settlement Deal with USS Cole Victims

Sudanese Gov't Reaches Settlement Deal with USS Cole Victims Photo: WDIO

NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated Press
Created: February 13, 2020 01:30 PM

CAIRO (AP) - Sudan's transitional government says it's reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism list.

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While Sudan did not release details of the two settlements, copies of the agreements obtained by The AP show they provide a total of $70 million to be split among families of 17 people killed in the attack, as well as the 15 sailors who were injured and two of their spouses.

At the time of the bombing, Sudan was accused of providing support to al-Qaida, which claimed responsibility for the attack.  
 

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