President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, April 23, 2015, regarding the January U.S. Government counterterrorism operation against Al-Qaida that killed hostages Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al-Qaida since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national held by Al-Qaida, since 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The President addressed the American people this morning regarding a U.S. counterterrorism operation this past January that resulted in the tragic deaths of two hostages. Watch it here:  Watch President Obama's statement on the deaths of Dr. Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto. http://t.co/Q45dNddEUs — The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 23, 2015 Read the full remarks here .  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest also  released the following statement :  read more

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The President Addresses the Nation on a U.S. Counterterrorism Operation in January: