U.S.-Born Cleric Linked To Al-Qaeda Killed In Yemen

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GangStarr Girl / September 30, 2011

Anwar al-Aulaqi, a radical U.S.-born Muslim cleric and one of the most influential al-Qaeda leaders next to Osama Bin Laden, was killed Friday in a U.S. drone strike in northern Yemen, Yemeni. According to American authorities, this eliminates a prominent terrorist recruiter who inspired attacks on U.S. soil.

The strike also killed a second U.S. citizen — Samir Khan, the co-editor of an al-Qaeda magazine — and two other unidentified al-Qaeda operatives, the Yemeni government said.

In Washington, senior Obama administration officials confirmed that Aulaqi, 40, a dual national of the United States and Yemen, and Khan were killed in a drone strike on their convoy. Read more at The Washington Post.