Bravo to our troops and may God bless them! Thrilled we have facilitate his meeting with Allah. He’s shocked, no doubt, to find the elevator going down.
US-born radical Islamist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a key al-Qaeda leader, has been killed in Yemen, the country’s defence ministry said.
US President Barack Obama said his death was a major blow to al-Qaeda.
Awlaki, of Yemeni descent, has been on the run in Yemen since December 2007.
The US said that as a key figure in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), he had played a “significant role” in plots to blow up US airliners and had sought use poison to kill US citizens…
Yemen’s defence ministry statement said only that Awlaki had died in Khashef in Jawf province, about 140km (87 miles) east of the capital, Sanaa, “along with some of his companions”.
US and Yemeni officials later named one of those as Samir Khan, also a US citizen but of Pakistani origin, who produced an online magazine promoting al-Qaeda’s ideology.
And to think we were talking about the al-Qaida magazine just yesterday 😉
Daily Mail:‘The all-American boy with a fondness for hookers’: Al Qaeda leader born in U.S. linked to 9/11 hijackers and known as ‘Public Enemy No 1’ is killed in Yemen