US forces kill senior al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaqi

[JURIST] A CIA drone strike in Yemen on Friday killed senior al Qaeda [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] leader, US citizen Anwar al-Awlaqi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The strike marks the US government’s most successful attack against al Qaeda since the raid leading to the death of Osama bin Laden [JURIST report] in Pakistan last May. The US-born radical Muslim cleric reportedly used his English and Internet skills to recruit individuals [AP report] for attacks in the US. To help garner support…

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