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Yemen Says Al-Awlaki, U.S.-Born Cleric Linked To Al-Qaida, Is Dead

“Yemen’s Defense Ministry said Friday that the U.S.-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed,” The Associated Press reports. It adds that “the Yemeni ministry provided no details in the statement, which appeared on one of its websites.”

It’s being reported he may have been killed by a missile fired from a U.S. aircraft at a convoy of vehicles.