U.S. strike kills al Qaeda terrorist tied to USS Cole attack

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(Worthy News) - A key al Qaeda operative linked to the planning and execution of the deadly 2000 attack on the American warship USS Cole was killed during a U.S. airstrike in Yemen, military officials confirmed Sunday.

Jamal al-Badawi, a “legacy” al Qaeda member was killed while traveling through Marib governate by an American strike, U.S. Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban said in a statement. He did not confirm whether al-Badawi was killed by a drone strike or by U.S. fighter aircraft, or whether other members of the terror group were also killed in the attack, roughly 70 miles from the Yemeni capital of Sana’a.

The slain al Qaeda terrorist was likely a senior member of the group’s Yemeni cell, known as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP — which remains the organization’s best-funded and most dangerous terror cell in the world. [ Source (Read More...) ]

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