Yemen says it has killed al-Qaida terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki

By REUTERS
September 30, 2011 11:49

 
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SANAA - Yemeni forces have killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born Muslim preacher linked to al-Qaida's Yemen-based wing, the country's Defense Ministry said on Friday.

"The terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed along with some of his companions," it said in a statement sent by text message to journalists.

Awlaki had been implicated in a botched attempt to bomb a US-bound plane in 2009.

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