Sudan to Pay U.S.$30 Million to Families of Dead U.S. Sailors

Sudan has agreed compensate families of 17 sailors killed in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole by Al Qaeda. The transitional government has said that it has signed an agreement with the families as part of its efforts to be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.

The USS Cole is towed away from the port city of Aden, Yemen, into open sea by the Military Sealift Command ocean-going tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168) on October 29, 2000.

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