The United States scored another win in its battle against the terrorist group Al-Qaida. After killing Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden, the US forces again killed a prominent leader of the terrorist group at a bombing raid in Yemen.
According to reports, an unmanned drone killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic militant cleric who became a prominent figure in Al-Qaida’s most active branch, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits to carry out attacks in the United States on Friday. In the initial police investigation, Al-Awlaki was inside a convoy of vehicles when he was hit by the drone. The US forces had long wanted to arrest or kill the 40-year-old Al-Awlaki due to the prominent role he hold on the terrorist organization.
Two previous air-strikes had been conducted in Yemen to kill him to no avail. However, American intelligence agents did not lose hope and continue their hun t on the terrorist leader under their drones detected and fired missiles on his convoy. The US military expressed joy over the death of Al-Awlaki since his passing is a big blow to the Al-Qaida. Before his death, Al-Awlaki’s role was to inspire and — it is believed — even directly recruit militants to carry out attacks.