Another terrorist bites the dust! This one was born in America, he was from New Mexico where he was a Muslim preacher before climbing the ladder of al Qaeda. The Wall Street Journal reported:
Al Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki, one of the most wanted terrorists on a U.S. target list, has been killed in Yemen, according to Yemeni and U.S. officials, marking another significant blow to the global terrorist group after the assassination of Osama bin Laden earlier this year.
Mr. Awlaki, who has been on the run and hiding in Yemen’s remote tribal highlands for years, was killed at approximately 9:55 a.m. local time outside a village in the northeastern province of Jawf, according to an official familiar with the situation. The area is near a historic smuggling route along a mountain range stretching the length of the country and located some 140 kilometers (87 miles) from the capital San’a.
It is not yet clear what U.S. military assets were involved in Friday’s attack, or the details of the attack that killed Mr. Awlaki. Both U.S. military and intelligence officials work with Yemeni counterparts to track and find al Qaeda elements in the country. (read more)
The Other McCain notes that it took The New York Times until the 24th paragraph to mention what religion Awlaki preached. Figures.
I just hope our military isn’t tasked with washing this dirtbag’s body before disposing of it.