Friday, May 6, 2011

Al-Awlaki targeted by U.S. military drone in Yemen

 A U.S. military drone fired a missile within the last 48 hours in Yemen aimed at the U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but the strike did not appear to have killed him, a U.S. official told CNN on Friday.
The missile was fired at an area in southern Yemen that al-Awlaki is Officials say a U.S. airstrike targeting Anwar al-Awlaki appears to have killed two al Qaeda operatives.
known to have frequented, the official said.
The official said the targeting information was not the result of information gathered from the seizure Monday of materials from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
A U.S. defense official confirmed that the drone was under the control of the American military -- not the CIA.
The defense official said the strike appears to have killed two al Qaeda operatives affiliated with al-Awlaki.

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