Italy on Thursday termed the death of hostage Giovanni Lo Porto a "tragic and fatal error by our US allies" but said "terrorists" were entirely to blame.
The foreign ministry said in a statement that Lo Porto had died "because of the tragic and fatal error by our American allies, recognised by President Obama."
It added: "The responsibility for his and Warren Weinstein's death however... was entirely the terrorists against whom we confirm Italy's commitment alongside our allies."
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