October 15th, 2011
05:18 AM ET

Official: Drone attack kills Al-Awlaki's son in Yemen

he 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).

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  1. Avser Bastian

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw
    OR
    http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec

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    911 WAS CREATED FOR PEOPLE TO WAKE UP(deliberately by CIA)....HOWEVER, WAKE UP EITHER WHAT IS TRUTH(sanity) OR WAKE UP TO LIES(insanity = with what your self elected governments have brainwashed you when forcefully jobless/persecuted....therefor­­e, I want you to think about "WAKE UP" when watching next time ALEX JONES alike "alternative" news/media = CIA)

    WHEN YOU WAKE UP, I WANT YOU TO WAKE TO YOURSELF AND NOT TO SOMEONE ELSE'S DREAM (ZIONIST/COMMUNIST/LIBERAL DREAM CATCHERS/THIEFS, WHO PLOTTED 911 TO WAKE YOU AFTERWARDS WITH ECONOMIC OPPRESSION IN A WORLD OF LIES !!!)

    HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS !!? WHATEVER YOU WERE BORN IS WHAT YOU ARE(truth therefore) AND FOR WHATEVER REASONS YOU HAVE CHANGED(distorted yourself) SINCE 9/11 IS WHAT YOU ARE NOT !!!

    FOR PIECE OF MIND(sanity), PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITES AND REMEMBER, GENOCIDE(health care) BASED ON FORGIVE AND FORGET IS NOT FOR ME !!! DIGNITY, PRIDE, AND HONOR ARE WORTH TO DIE AND KILL FOR !!!

    October 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark

      Your tin-foil hat needs some adjusting.

      October 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Avser Bastian

    WALL STREET PROTESTS...NOT ANTI WALL-STREET AT ALL, BUT INSTEAD RACIALLY MOTIVATED AGAINST WHITES

    THEY WERE MURDERING YOU WITH AND INSIDE OF THEIR CORPORATIONS FOR OVER 66 YEARS !!! THEY HAVE CLOSED DOWN ALMOST EVERY SMALL COMPANY IN UNITES STATES OF AMERICA AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO GO OUT THERE AND PROTEST FOR THEM AGAINST WALL STREET(corporations = Wall-street) !!!

    FOR ENTIRE 66 YEARS, ON DAY TO DAY BASES, ALL THEY WERE DOING IS CRIME CONTEMPLATING AGAINST US INSIDE OF THEIR BACK OFFICE CUBICLES(on job torture/bullying/mobbing and forceful unemployment to progress humanity as Obama exclaimed over and over) PER EEOC AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO RAISE COMMUNIST FLAG UNDER AMERICAN SKY !!! ONE RACE; RAT RACE(Wall street protesters are Obama's army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow) !!!

    WHEN YOU PROTEST(it is much more than just than necessarily), RAISE SIGNS HIGH SO WHOLE WORLD CAN SEE DISPLAYED I CITE, "66 YEARS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE !!!"

    THIS INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED TO YOU BY WHITE AMERICAN REFUGEE !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec

    October 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. bobcat2u

    And I agree with banasy, fernace And leeintulsa.

    October 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Oi

    Nice to know these freaks aren't sleeping so well at night. As nervous as we are about terrorism, they know that even though they may hide out in the mountains for eight months, we can still getcha. I imagine there are a few tight sph*ncters over there. The son follows the father – good riddance.

    I wonder what it was like when they met up in hell (what? did you think they were in heaven?) [Anwar al-Awlaki]- "Oh snap! Son!! What in blazes are you doing here?!? Son of a....!" [Abdul Rahman Anwar Awlaki]- "Dad, could you spare me a couple of those vir**gins? I only got, like 20."

    October 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. redman83

    Another dead terrorist? I'll drink to that.

    October 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    Keep it going.

    October 16, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    And BTW, my real response? It's not vengence. It's strategic.

    October 16, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      Sorry folks, I didn't post the above nor any other Tea Party comment touting the cursed C.I.A. and their brutal tactics. I have absolutely no use for those rotten butchers who operate those murderous drones hurling 500 lb. bombs on defenseless people as nobody with any sense of morality would. I'd thank this troll to stop posting his right-wing crap under my name!!!

      October 16, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jimbo Brown

    "terrorists target innocent people, then run and hide among their own population. They don't even care about the innocent people who sometimes get killed by the targeted retaliatory strike."

    Sounds a lot like the CIA.

    October 16, 2011 at 4:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. ***Dude***

    @jimbo: pls provide examples where the CIA deliberately target innocent

    October 16, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Rana

    In an airstrike in Shabwa on Friday, Abdurahman Anwar Alawlaki was murdered. The press has been circulating that he is a 21 year old man – The truth is he was a 16 year old boy, a typical teenager at the Yemen Modern School. Please join his page!

    يوم الجمعة في شبوة توفي عبدالرحمن ابن انور العولقي بقصف طيران مستهدف. الصحافة جالسه تتناقل ان عمره 21 سنه لكن هو طالب في اليمنية الحديثة عمره 16 سنه. لا تسكتو عن اعراض اليمنيين انظمو لصفحة عبدالرحمن أنور العولقي.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Abdulrahman-Anwar-Alawlaki-A-crime-well-never-forget/261697073871779?sk=wall&filter=1

    October 17, 2011 at 4:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. James

    Certainly if this were a simple war within the borders of one country, we could easily say that Awlaki should be eliminated as a casualty of war. This "War on Terror," is not that simple. When considering the event with Awlaki we must look at the ethics of this act and not just the legality. In a way this killing was "legal" but that doesn't necessarily make it ethical or conducive to "winning" the war on terror, (even if such a war can be won).

    When Awlaki was killed, he was in Yemen, which brings up another issue which seems no one is talking about – Are we able to violate any country's sovereignty to pursue our own ends? This is nothing new for America, but it is interesting to note how blatantly this violation has been happening as of late, with the increased use of drone strikes.

    I don't think it would have been wise to let Al-Awlaki go but we need to use more intelligently the power that we possess. For too long we have raged our way through countries with our military force and now the use of drone strikes presents a disturbing use of this power.

    December 1, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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