Yemen orders arrest of radical US-born cleric

November 6, 2010 15:11

SAN'A, Yemen — A Yemeni judge has ordered the country's security forces to arrest a radical US-born cleric linked to al-Qaida.

Judge Mohsen Allwan told police to deliver Anwar al-Awlaki dead or alive. The order comes as Yemen faces heavy US pressure to crack down on the country's al-Qaida offshoot after a mail bomb scheme that was thwarted a week ago.The United States has already authorized the CIA to capture or kill al-Awlaki, who has been linked to the failed bombing of a US-bound plane in December 2009.

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