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USS Cole bombing suspect killed in Yemen strike
CBS (AP story) ^ | January 31, 2012 9:31 AM | AP

Posted on 02/01/2012 6:31:32 AM PST by FewsOrange

(AP)

SANAA, Yemen - U.S. airstrikes targeting leaders from Yemen's active al Qaeda branch killed four suspected militants, including a man suspected of involvement in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, officials said Tuesday.

Yemeni security and military officials said missiles struck a school and a car late Monday in the southern Abyan province, which has seen large swaths fall under the influence of al Qaeda as the militants seek to exploit the security vacuum since an uprising against President Ali Abdullah Saleh began last year.

Tribal officials in the area said the strike hit the militants late Monday as they were holding an important meeting at the school. Yemeni security officials had originally put the death toll at 15 people but later lowered that figure. They also said 12 militants were wounded in the strikes.

They said one of the suspected militants killed was named Abdel-Monem al-Fathani who was involved in the bombing of the USS Cole, which killed 17 American sailors and injured 39 others. The attack on the U.S. destroyer occurred while it was in the Yemeni port of Aden for refueling.

A Western official in Washington confirmed the U.S. carried out a strike against suspected leaders from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, saying initial indications were that five people were killed. The official did not say where the strike occurred or specify whether it was carried out by a drone or a warplane.

Yemeni security officials in Abyan province said a second car carrying important leaders to the meeting at the school, which was in an area between the towns of Lauder and Moudia.

All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information...

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; cole; usscole; yemen

1 posted on 02/01/2012 6:31:34 AM PST by FewsOrange
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To: FewsOrange

justice is served.


2 posted on 02/01/2012 6:39:54 AM PST by brivette
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To: FewsOrange

Now that IS good news!

May their tribe shrink and shrink and shrink.


3 posted on 02/01/2012 6:40:13 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: FewsOrange

Personally, I don’t believe any of this crap.


4 posted on 02/01/2012 6:48:10 AM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: FewsOrange
Was 'Bite-me' Biden for, or against it?

biden-clu

5 posted on 02/01/2012 6:51:47 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Squantos; Travis McGee; Jeff Head; SandRat; SLB

If you run, you only die tired.


6 posted on 02/01/2012 6:56:48 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: FewsOrange

I hope the injured terrorists suffer terribly. For a long time.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 7:05:33 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: FewsOrange

Good...you can run, but you can’t hide. As Hitler found, as Tojo found, as Hussein found, as Bin Laden found. Hopefully one day Omar will meet the same end...then IWannaMakeJihad in Iran too.

But we have to get our own Hussein out of office so that we will take these people out and not negotiate with and make nice with them.

America at the Crossroads of History
http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm


8 posted on 02/01/2012 7:07:05 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: FewsOrange
Unlike the weapons the Obozo and Holder illegally sent to the Mexican drug cartels that couldn't be tracked, terrorists can be after being released from custody. It's good how they and some of their terrorist buddies later on get blown up.
9 posted on 02/01/2012 7:32:46 AM PST by drypowder
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To: FewsOrange

"He blowed up real good."

10 posted on 02/01/2012 7:34:21 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: FewsOrange

Probably just another “second in command” thing.


11 posted on 02/01/2012 7:52:51 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: All

Since when is it OK to drop missiles on Yemen?


12 posted on 02/01/2012 8:58:06 AM PST by Manpa
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To: FewsOrange

“Tribal officials in the area said the strike hit the militants late Monday as they were holding an important meeting at the school.”

Were they back at school learning to read?


13 posted on 02/01/2012 9:00:51 AM PST by Towed_Jumper (There are only two classes of people left in the U.S. - Producers and Parasites.)
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