Sunday, May 8, 2011

Imam Al-Awlaki radical escapes in Yemen of a U.S. attack

United States on Thursday ordered an attack by an unmanned drone that was intended to kill the Muslim preacher Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, as reported by the newspaper 'The New York Times' online version, citing government sources. The Yemeni-born United States (which also has U.S. citizenship) apparently survived the attack, the newspaper added.

It is believed that Al-Awlaki was the inspiration behind the attempted bombing of Times Square in May 2010. clérgio also is wanted in connection with the botched attack on a passenger plane on Christmas Day 2009 on the U.S. city of Detroit. In November 2010 called on Muslims to "kill Americans".

Moreover, the Yemeni had been in contact with the attacker in Fort Hood, who in late 2009 killed 12 soldiers and a civilian in the military base in Texas. Meanwhile, the newspaper 'The Washington Post said that several missiles were fired at a vehicle carrying two members of Al Qaeda, who died on the spot.

The men were identified as brothers and Musaed Abdullah Mubarak, Yemen aeguró a source on condition of anonymity. The brothers were considered "very dangerous" and were involved in several acts of terrorism, said the Yemeni Defense Ministry. According to reports, this is the first attack with a U.S.

drone in Yemen since 2002 when the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) fired a drone drone on a car carrying the suspected terrorists. United States last year used the unmanned aircraft in Yemen, but only for reconnaissance. Al-Awlaki is considered very dangerous and is on a list, that should be captured "dead or alive." After the death of the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the cleric could be one of the possible "heirs" of the terrorist leader.

In the last ten years had contact with several al Qaeda terrorists, who later perpetrated suicide bombings.

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