Marib, Ye­men

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USS Cole sus­pect killed: Ja­mal al-Badawi, the al Qaida op­er­a­tive ac­cused of or­ga­niz­ing the 2000 at­tack on the USS Cole, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Ye­men last week, the Pen­tagon con­firmed. The Cole was re­fu­el­ing in the Ye­meni port of Aden when it was rammed by two sui­cide bombers in an ex­plo­sives-laden boat, killing 17 U.S. sailors and wound­ing 40. Badawi, 50, was cap­tured and sen­tenced to death in Ye­men in 2004 but es­caped from Ye­meni cus­tody twice, once that year and again in 2007, and the FBI of­fered $5 mil­lion for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to his ar­rest. Pres­i­dent Trump tweeted news of the airstrike, say­ing, “Our GREAT MIL­I­TARY has de­liv­ered jus­tice for the he­roes lost and wounded in the cow­ardly at­tack on the USS Cole.”

Badawi: Taken out

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