Skip to comments.USS Cole bombing suspect killed in Yemen strike
Posted on 02/01/2012 6:31:32 AM PST by FewsOrange
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...
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justice is served.
Now that IS good news!
May their tribe shrink and shrink and shrink.
Personally, I don’t believe any of this crap.
If you run, you only die tired.
I hope the injured terrorists suffer terribly. For a long time.
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.
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"He blowed up real good."
Probably just another “second in command” thing.
Since when is it OK to drop missiles on Yemen?
“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?