Terror mastermind and senior Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki is dead, senior U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News. Al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic militant cleric who became a prominent figure in Al Qaeda's most active branch, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits to carry out attacks in the United States, was killed Friday in the mountains of Yemen, American and Yemeni officials said.
The Yemeni government and Defense Ministry announced al-Awlaki's death, but gave no details. A senior U.S. official said American intelligence supports the claim that he had been killed. Another confirmed that the Al Qaeda leader was dead, describing him as a "big fish." Neither would confirm or deny if it was a U.S. airstrike.
Yemeni security officials and local tribal leaders said al-Awlaki was killed in an air strike on his convoy that they believed was carried out by the Americans. They said pilotless drones had been seen over the area in previous days.
Al-Awlaki would be the most prominent Al Qaeda figure to be killed since Usama bin Laden's death in a U.S. raid in Pakistan in May. In July, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the Yemeni-American was a priority target alongside Ayman al-Zawahri, bin Laden's successor as the terror network's leader.
The 40-year-old al-Awlaki had been in the U.S. crosshairs since his killing was approved by President Obama in April 2010 -- making him the first American placed on the CIA "kill or capture" list. At least twice, airstrikes were called in on locations in Yemen where al-Awlaki was suspected of being, but he wasn't harmed.
AL-QAEDA MAGAZINE INSPIRE FALL 2011…“The media work is half of the jihad.” by Samir Khan; Too bad our enemy and many of the independent media giants equate al Qaeda’s ideology with only and only terrorism; by forgetting the fact that our entire makeup and culture is Islam and that our understanding of practically everything is deeply embedded in juristic works and that Islam is only what we prefer for the people to follow, they end up missing the street at every corner.
While America was focused on battling our mujahidin in the mountains of Afghanistan and the streets of Iraq, the jihadi media and its supporters were in fifth gear. Thousands of productions were produced and dispersed to both the net and real world. Something that was produced thousands of feet above in the mountains of Afghanistan was found distributed in the streets of London and California. Ideas that disseminated from the lips of the mujahidin’s leaders were carried out in Madrid and Times Square, by SAMIR KHAN.
Charlotte NC Jihadi Samir Khan needs to be terminated with extreme prejudice. Thursday, November 25, 2010..I should have “terminated” Samir Khan in Charlotte when he threatened to have me killed back in January 2009, now Samir Khan heads up propaganda for Al-Qaeda in Yemen. Samir Khan had dedicated an Al-Qaeda video “Return of the Blog” to the death of Sarasota Private Investigator Bill Warner and includes Bill Warner’s name in the video, see the video click here , It has already posted to Youtube and around the world.
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