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Officials Fear CIA Missed Opportunity To Identify Western Hostage

Ribbons and flowers surround a tree outside the Weinstein home in Rockville, Maryland, on April 22, 2015. Warren Weinstein wa
Ribbons and flowers surround a tree outside the Weinstein home in Rockville, Maryland, on April 22, 2015. Warren Weinstein was held captive after his abduction in Pakistan and was later killed in a counterterrorism operation. 

The CIA detected an apparent Western hostage being held by al-Qaeda in Pakistan, but did not keep the person under drone surveillance, according to U.S. officials who said they now suspect that the captive may have been an American aid worker who was killed in an agency strike this year.

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