Sudan reaches $70M settlement with USS Cole bombing victims in bid to escape US terrorism list

The government of Sudan reached a $70 million settlement with victims’ family members and injured sailors from the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen’s Gulf of Aden.

The settlement is the latest in Sudan’s efforts to convince the United States to remove it from the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism.

The agreement, which was viewed by the Washington Examiner, includes $30.6 million for the deceased victims, as well as $39.4 million for the dozens of sailors who were injured.

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