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Anwar al-Aulaqi gets new designation in death

Posted By yihan On September 30, 2011 @ 9:36 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Greg Miller and Alice Fordham
The Washington Post [1]
Friday, September 30, 2011

U.S. officials have given Anwar al-Aulaqi [2]a newly elevated designation on the day of his death by drone strike, describing him as “chief of external operations” for al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.

The new title, cited by officials at the White House and the CIA, reflects Aulaqi’s evolution from Muslim cleric to alleged terrorist plotter, as well as a desire by American officials to persuade the public that the extraordinary killing of a U.S. citizen overseas was warranted.

U.S. officials also disclosed what they said were new details about Aulaqi’s operational role, saying that he personally had instructed [3]a would-be suicide bomber who boarded a Detroit-bound plane [4] in 2009 to detonate his device over American airspace to maximize casualties.

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[1] The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washington/post/aulaqi-gets-new-designation-in-death/2011/09/30/gIQAsbF69K_blog.html

[2] Anwar al-Aulaqi : http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/anwar-al-aulaqi-us-born-cleric-linked-to-al-qaeda-killed-yemen-says/2011/09/30/gIQAsoWO9K_story.html

[3] personally had instructed : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/31/AR2009123101524.html

[4] suicide bomber who boarded a Detroit-bound plane: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/30/AR2010063005343.html

[5] Secret U.S. memo sanctioned killing of Aulaqi: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-u-s-memo-sanctioned-killing-of-aulaqi.html

[6] Obama invokes ‘state secrets’ claim to dismiss suit against targeting of U.S. citizen al-Aulaqi: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-invokes-state-secrets-claim-to-dismiss-suit-against-targeting-of-u-s-citizen-al-aulaqi.html

[7] Strike on Aulaqi demonstrates collaboration between CIA and military: http://www.prisonplanet.com/strike-on-aulaqi-demonstrates-collaboration-between-cia-and-military.html

[8] The Secret Memo That Explains Why Obama Can Kill Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-secret-memo-that-explains-why-obama-can-kill-americans.html

[9] Al-Awlaki sibling claims Anwar is still alive: http://www.prisonplanet.com/al-awlaki-sibling-claims-anwar-is-still-alive.html

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