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Three Americans targeted, killed in Yemen

THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013

Three Americans targeted, killed in Yemen

Three Americans have been killed in targeted drone strikes, all in Yemen in 2011. They were Anwar al-Awlaki, a New Mexico native Obama administration officials claim was the operations chief of al-Qaida’s Arabian Peninsula branch; Samir Khan, an Islamist writer who grew up in New York City and whose family now lives in North Carolina; and Awlaki’s teenage son, Abdulrahman, who was born in Colorado. The elder Awlaki and Khan were killed on Sept. 30, 2011; the younger Awlaki died in a separate drone strike two weeks later.


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