View Full Version : Islamist "Cleric" Anwar al-Awlaki 'killed in Yemen' - BBC

09-30-2011, 08:56 AM
30 September 2011 Last updated at 09:43

The US-born radical Islamist cleric and suspected al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in Yemen, the country's defence ministry has said.

A statement said only that he died "along with some of his companions".

Mr Awlaki, who is of Yemeni descent, has been on the run in Yemen since December 2007.

The US has named him a "specially designated global terrorist" for his alleged role in a number of attacks and he is said to be on a CIA hit list.

He has been implicated in the US army base killings in Fort Hood, Texas, the Christmas 2009 airline bomb attempt, and a failed bombing in New York's Times Square.