Skip to comments.U.S. targets senior al-Qaeda figure al-Awlaki in Yemeni airstrike
Posted on 05/06/2011 5:03:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. drone strike in Yemen on Thursday targeted senior al-Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki but narrowly missed its target, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
The drone strike happened at around 3.30 a.m. local time in the Nisab District of Shabwah Governorate, located in southern Yemen. Two al-Qaeda mid-level leaders were killed in the strike, the state-run Saba news agency reported earlier.
According to the Wall Street Journal on Friday, the strike was aimed at U.S.-born radical Islamic preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, who has become a senior figure in the al-Qaeda militant organization in recent years and is among the most wanted terrorists in the world.
Besides being a major figure, al-Awlaki has been linked to a number of major terrorist attacks and plots such as the November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 13 people and injuring 30 others. The shooter, U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, was found to have exchanged e-mails with al-Awlaki.
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Ole al is prolly starting to sweat.
It’s definitely On...
Why are they telling me that they missed...like the dude was listening to some heavy metal and didn’t notice?? (Possible pun)
Now just wait a minute here! We've been told over and over and over and over again that there was no terrorism at Fort Hood. It was just an Army major who flipped out. What's with this change of story now?
but narrowly missed its target... U.S.-born radical Islamic preacher Anwar al-Awlaki
Watch for more drone attacks, as well as Special Ops raids, as 0bummer, ever expedient, adopts them as a short cut to strengthening his position for 2012.