Yemen charges US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki

November 2, 2010 10:02

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemeni prosecutors have charged in absentia a US-born, al-Qaida linked cleric with plotting to kill foreigners.

It's the first formal legal action by Yemen against Anwar al-Awlaki, and it comes as the country faces pressure to crack down on the terror network following the interception of two mail bombs intercepted in Dubai and Britain last week.The New Mexico-born cleric is based in Yemen and has been linked to recent terror attacks in America, including the failed Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound plane.

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