U.S. resumes airstrikes in Yemen; top insurgent believed dead
Armed dissident tribesmen patrol a damaged area in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday.
June 9th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

U.S. resumes airstrikes in Yemen; top insurgent believed dead

The United States has resumed airstrikes in Yemen and believes it killed a top al Qaeda insurgent there, a U.S. military official said on Thursday.

Abu Ali al-Harithi, "described as one of the most dangerous al Qaeda commanders in Shabwa province," has been killed in Yemeni security operations, state-run TV reported on Thursday, citing an official military source. The New York Times reported on Thursday that American jets killed him in an airstrike last Friday.

A U.S. military official with knowledge of the Yemen campaign told CNN that U.S. military-led air operations recently resumed after a pause of some months.

He also said the United States believes it likely killed al-Harithi in an airstrike in southern Yemen in recent days. But he cautioned its "very difficult" to confirm the killing.

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  1. Cesar The Chorizo Champ of Chihuahua

    Good kill all them terrrrrorists.

    June 9, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sum Yung Gai

    I think this is why Yemen citizens are protesting their government.

    June 9, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank ( R-Ohio ) As Al Pucino

    (refering to the above image)

    "Do these guys look like gang bangers, working the local 7-11 to you?" 😉

    June 9, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar The Chorizo Champ of Chihuahua

    Sum Yung sell me one egg roll $3

    June 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    More sickening bravado from the right-wing thugs in Washington over the murder of another so-called "militant". The real reason we're bombing Yemen is to keep that cursed Ali Abdullah Saleh in power but the people in the right-wing news media will never tell us that,of course!!!

    June 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar The Chorizo Champ OF Chihuahua

    Ok $3.50 final offer

    June 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sum Yung Gai

      @Cesar Chorizo Champ: I sell you Carnitas fried rice, Chorizo filled lettuce wraps, and Sweet/Sour Huevos for $7.00 Throw in egg roll for free. You pay first though.

      June 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar The Chorizo Champ OF Chihuahua

    Good post RuffNutt,thank you Doooch bag.

    June 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    Nuke Islam to tiny particles. After that, take a flame thrower to the tiny particles and then put the fire out by urinating on it.
    Repeat process.

    June 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank ( R-Ohio ) A true story

    – This Just Me –

    "Big Weiner has a little Weiner in the oven". Congatulations Anthony...this news is not a waste of my time.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar The Chorizo Champ OF Chihuahua

    NUKE UMMMMMM! NUK UMMMMMMMM!

    June 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar The Chorizo Champ OF Chihuahua

    NUKE UMMMMMM! NUKE UMMMMMMMM!

    June 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar The Chorizo Champ of Chihuahua

    I see that these right-wing nutjobs deleted my posts here but let these other meaningless posts remain on display. How sensitive they must be!!! We surely don't want to hurt anybody's feelings,do we???

    June 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bill

    I am the real Cesar. Catch me if you can. Hahahahahahaahahh

    June 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bill

    The war on terrorism never seems to stop. Glad it's them and not us. Hope our troops come home soon.

    June 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    Good post Bill, thank me. I mean thank you.

    June 9, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
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