The White House has acknowledged for the first time killing four US citizens in drone strikes, the Washington Post reports.
Three of the Americans killed in Yemen in 2011 - Anwar al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old son Abd al-Rahman Anwar al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan - had their deaths reported in the US media, although the administration had never admitted responsibility.
The fourth death, of Jude Kennan Mohammad, a Floridian killed in Pakistan, had not previously been reported.
Al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric, was intentionally targeted. The three other men were not targets and were killed by accident.
The killings were acknowledged in a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder obtained by the New York Times.
Via the New York Times.