Report: Drone attack kills Al-Awlaki’s son

Tango down. Dropping like flies. via Official: Drone attack kills Al-Awlaki’s son in Yemen – CNN.com.

(CNN) — The son of U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki was among those killed in a trio of drone attacks in southern Yemen on Friday night, a security official said.

The attacks, carried out in the Shabwa district, killed seven suspected militants, the defense ministry said. It would not confirm that Abdul Rahman Anwar Awlaki was among them.

The senior security official in Shabwa, who did not want to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the media, said the younger Awlaki had been hiding in the mountains of Shabwa for more than eight months. He had first-hand knowledge of the death, he said.

The Awlaki family did not want to comment.

On September 30, a U.S. drone strike killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born miltant cleric who was a key leader of the terrorist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

President Barack Obama hailed that death as a “major blow” for the terror group.

Friday night’s attack also killed Ibrahim al-Banna, the head media officer for AQAP, the Yemeni defense ministry said.


12 thoughts on “Report: Drone attack kills Al-Awlaki’s son

  1. Will the dept of state be apologizing for this al a wako and the Bin Laden death as well?

    Apology proves they are justified in attacking us….

    Nice.

  2. if these bombs are actually taking out these people,great. i just pose 1 silly question; how do we know these folks are dead without positive ID?

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