Friday, September 30, 2011

American Born Al Qaeda Leader al-Awlaki Killed In Strike By US Jets, Drones

Anwar al-Awlaki Killed: Officials in Yemen Confirm Al Qaeda Cleric Dead -- ABC News

The American-born radical cleric al-Qaeda Anwar al-Awlaki, a major jihadist figure who U.S. officials say inspired several terror plots against the U.S., was killed overnight in Yemen, U.S. and Yemeni officials told ABC News.

A senior U.S. official told ABC News the U.S. had been tracking al-Awlaki for some time and had just been waiting for the perfect moment to strike. A Yemeni official said al-Awlaki was killed along with an unknown number of al Qaeda confederates, possibly in an airstrike.

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More News On The Death Of Anwar al-Awlaki

Prominent US-born al-Qaida cleric killed in Yemen -- Yahoo News/AP
U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric killed in Yemen: officials -- Yahoo News/Reuters
Top Al Qaeda Figure Killed -- Wall Street Journal
Anwar al-Aulaqi, U.S.-born cleric linked to al-Qaeda, reported killed in Yemen -- Washington Post
Radical US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 'killed' -- The Telegraph
Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen -- CBS
Yemen defense ministry: Radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed -- MSNBC
US backs Yemen claims of al-Qaeda leader’s death -- Financial Times
Radical US-Born Cleric Killed in Yemen -- Voice of America
Terror plots linked to Anwar al-Awlaki -- The Telegraph (Photo Gallery)

The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki is a major blow for al-Qaeda -- Con Coughlin, The Telegraph
Anwar al-Awlaki's death is a blow to al-Qaida, but his message is still alive - -Jason Burke, The Guardian
A look at the life of US-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki -- Washington Post
US-born al-Awlaki was a gifted preacher, Internet maestro, and CIA’s first American target -- Washington Post
Al-Awlaki: From voice for jihad to al-Qaida figure -- AJC/AP
Anwar al-Awlaki: pictures of his life -- BBC

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