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USS Cole bombing: Sudan agrees to compensate families

Discussion in 'General Military & Topical News' started by News, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. News

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    Feb 1, 2008
    Two al-Qaeda bombers who had been trained in Sudan attacked the ship in 2000 killing 17 US sailors.

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  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

    Jul 10, 2007
    It never ceases to amaze me Saudi Arabia is never listed by the US as a state which sponsored terrorism. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijackers_in_the_September_11_attacks

    Must be just a coincidence that 15 of the 19 terrorists in the 9/11 attack were from Saudi Arabia. Which makes complete sense why the US invaded Iraq, in retaliation. Obvs.
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  3. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

    Aug 10, 2010
    This is a key condition set by the US for Sudan to be removed from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
    The US ruled Sudan was responsible for the attack as the two suicide bombers involved were trained in the country.
    Removal from the US blacklist would allow sanctions to be lifted, a major objective of Sudan's new government.

    At first glance, a sound economic decision. I’d be interested to know if the compensation will be paid to the families of the deceased US naval personnel or if it will be ‘offset’ against compensation already paid to those families by the US government.