KILLED BY SAME UNIT THAT GOT BIN LADEN: DETAILS ABOUT THE OPERATION THAT KILLED ANWAR AL-AWLAKI
WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) — The same U.S. military unit that got Osama bin Laden used a drone and jet strike in Yemen on Friday to kill an American-born cleric suspected of inspiring or helping plan numerous attacks on the United States, including the Christmas 2009 attempt to blow up a jetliner, U.S. and Yemeni officials said.
Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in a strike on his convoy directed by the CIA and carried out with the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command’s firepower, according to a counterterrorism official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence.
Al-Awlaki had been under observation for three weeks while they waited for the right opportunity to strike, one of the U.S. officials said.
Another source told Fox News the operation was carried out by two Predator drones that launched Hellfire missiles:
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