Report: U.S.-born al-Qaida cleric killed in Yemen

Anwar al-Awlaki, branded ‘global terrorist’ by U.S., was implicated in a botched attempt Peninsula to bomb a U.S.-bound plane in 2009.

Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al Qaida’s Yemen-based wing, has been killed, Yemen’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, but gave no details.

A Yemeni security official said Awlaki, who is of Yemeni descent, was hit in an air raid and said those killed with him were suspected al-Qaida members.

It was not immediately clear if Yemeni forces had carried out the raid or if Awlaki had been killed by a U.S. drone strike. A U.S. drone aircraft targeted but missed Alwaki in May. U.S. officials were not immediately available for comment.

Awlaki had been implicated in a botched attempt by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to bomb a U.S.-bound plane in 2009. U.S. authorities have branded him a “global terrorist” but Sanaa had previously appeared reluctant to act against him.

Eloquent in English and Arabic, Awlaki encouraged attacks on the United States and was seen as a man who could draw in more al-Qaida recruits from Western countries.

  1. #1 by sadiq on 09/30/2011 - 9:34

    looks jewish to me

  2. #2 by Ingrid B on 09/30/2011 - 9:34

    who knows what is what anymore. I find it suspicious that the US is keeping mum.. if this guy was “a U.S.-born cleric linked to al Qaida’s Yemen-based wing”, then it suggests he was another “timmy”..
    @ sadiq : could explain his Jewish look..

  3. #3 by galwayspaniard on 09/30/2011 - 9:34

    How can we know what the truth is if something hits news and is disseminated by USA or any other country allied to USA?

  4. #4 by amerikagulag on 09/30/2011 - 9:34

    Was gonna say the same thing…… maybe Adam Gadahn’s brother.

  5. #5 by funky d on 09/30/2011 - 9:34

    everyone seems to be assuming the reports of his death are true. me thinks it could be lies, and that he may end up dying more times than timmy osman; i believe he died around ten times. then again, if it is true, it seems from some reports they have killed off one of their own to stop him talking; he was allegedly invited to the pentagon shortly after 9/11 yet is claimed to be one of the inspirations for it.

    all shady stuff.

  6. #7 by Civilian on 10/01/2011 - 9:34

    “He looks Jewish”, “Could explain his Jewish looks”

    Why on earth would you post such complete and utter nonsense on this site?

    Please take the time and listen to anything Anwar al-Awlaki has to say and you’d realise in an instant that not only is he a Muslim but also a very decent human being.

    To MJ,

    Allowing such “posts” to appear on this otherwise fine website is disastrous and will not benefit the ‘movement’ in any way, shape or form. And I understand that you already know this but I feel the need to point this out for others that don’t.

    You are a good natured, moral human being and some folks out there are taking advantage of that.

    God Bless,


  7. #8 by sadiq on 10/01/2011 - 9:34

    me thinks you protest to much

  8. #9 by sadiq on 10/01/2011 - 9:34

    Could it have been a metaphor for not trusting anything the government has to say

  9. #10 by Ingrid B on 10/01/2011 - 9:34

    @Civilian : lighten up a little, people must be allowed a little levity occasionally, it helps to deal with the horror, we mean no disrespect..

  10. #11 by Civilian on 10/02/2011 - 9:34

    @ Ingrid, Sadiq, I apologize for coming off a little strong, defensive and truly understand where you guys are coming from.

    It’s just that some visiting this site will actually take everything that we say said word for word and hold us to account.

    It’s a distraction that we don’t need and will only strengthen those that we’re all fighting against.



  11. #12 by Rubina on 10/02/2011 - 9:34

    I completely agree with Civilian’s first comment.

    If indeed, they have assassinated Br. Anwar, it fulfilled the presidential decree emanating from that basturd in the WH.

  12. #13 by Ingrid B on 10/02/2011 - 9:34

    @ Civilian, and everyone, yes, peace..

    what about that conference in Iran then? pretty damned fantastic, if you ask me..

  13. #14 by Isaac on 10/02/2011 - 9:34

    Do not believe every thing the Zionist controlled news media tell the American people.
    The so called “War on Terror” is a panthom created by the Zionists in order to take our civil liberties one by one just like what happened in the former Soviet Union with the genocidal Jewish monster Joseph Stalin (real name D’juga Zibili which means son of a Jew in Hebrew).

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