Suspect in USS Cole attack ‘killed in drone strike’
Donald Trump said the US military has killed Jamal al-Badawi, an al-Qaida militant wanted in connection with the attack on the USS Cole.
Seventeen US sailors died and at least 40 people were wounded in the October 2000 attack, in which suicide bombers almost sank the guided missile destroyer while it lay in Aden harbour.
Badawi was indicted in 2003 and charged with terrorism offences including the murder of US nationals and military personnel. He was killed by a US airstrike in Yemen on 1 January.