The damaged USS Cole, aboard the Blue Marlin, is escorted to Pascagoula, Miss., on Dec. 13, 2000. (USCG photo by PA2 Patrick Montgomery)

USS Cole Bombing: Sudan Agrees to Compensate Families

Sudan has agreed to compensate the families of 17 US sailors who died when their ship, the USS Cole, was bombed by al-Qaeda at a port in Yemen in 2000.

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.

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