Sudan Agrees to Compensate Families of US Sailors Killed in ‘Cole’ Bombing

Cairo — Sudan has agreed to compensate families of 17 U.S. sailors killed in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.

Sudan’s transitional government said Thursday 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.

Officials said the settlement was signed last week in Washington, but did not release the terms of the deal.  News reports Thursday said Sudan agreed to pay $30 million to the families.

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