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09-30-11, 08:39 AM #1
Islamist cleric Anwar Awlaki 'killed in Yemen'
BBC News - Islamist cleric Anwar Awlaki 'killed in Yemen'
The US-born radical Islamist cleric and suspected al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in Yemen, the country's defence ministry reported.
Unnamed US administration officials confirmed the reports.
Awlaki, of Yemeni descent, has been on the run in Yemen since December 2007.
The US had named him a "specially designated global terrorist" for his alleged role in a number of attacks and US President Barack Obama is said to have personally ordered his killing.
The defence ministry statement said only that he died "along with some of his companions".
It gave no further details of his death.
But tribal sources told AFP news agency Awlaki was killed in an air strike in the eastern Marib province, said to be an al-Qaeda stronghold.
It is not clear whether he was killed by Yemeni forces or a US drone strike.
The death was also announced on Yemeni TV.
Possibly one of the key figures in aggressive militant Islam."all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
"the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein
09-30-11, 09:30 AM #2
I already don't miss him.
Originally Posted by William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons (18 November, 1783)
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