Obama Orders Review of Strike That Killed Two Hostages

Posted April 23, 2015 at 11:09am

President Barack Obama said Thursday he has ordered a full review of the January operation that killed two hostages held by al-Qaida at the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In an eight-minute address to reporters, Obama said it is “a cruel and bitter truth” that in the “fog of war … mistakes, sometimes deadly mistakes, can occur.”

“I profoundly regret what happened,” he said.