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Posts Tagged ‘Anwar al-Awlaki’

Judge: DOJ Not Required to Produce Legal Memo on Drone Strike that Killed Al Awlaki

According to The New York Times, earlier this month Judge Colleen McMahon ruled that the Department of Justice would not be required to produce the memorandum explaining the legal basis for the unmanned aerial vehicle strike that killed United States citizen and al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki in Yemen at the end of 2011. […]

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Mohamed Merah, ‘Nike Terrorist’ – WSJ

On April 3, 2012 featured an opinion piece by Con Coughlin which examined al-Qaeda's current strategies.  Coughlin writes that over the past decade, approximately "two-thirds of al-Qaeda's original leadership have been killed or captured."  Consequently, the result has shifted al-Qaeda's focus from large-scale attacks such as the 9/11 attack, to developing terrorists who will […]

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NYC Bomb Plot Suspect Is Called Fan of Qaeda Cleric – NY Times

On November 20, 2011, the New York Times reported that a Manhattan man was arrested for attempting to build and detonate bombs in New York City. According to the article, 27-year-old Jose Pimentel, was arrested by the New York Police Department after a two year investigation.  The article notes that Pimentel was "fascinated by the […]

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Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen – New York Times

An October 8, 2011 article in the New York Times outlined a summary of the principle legal arguments used by the Obama Administration in the recent killing of Anwar al-Awlaki. According to anonymous sources, a 50-page legal memorandum was prepared by David Barron and Martin Lederman of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel last […]

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Can US kill American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki? Judge to hear case.

The Christian Science Monitor reports on November 7, 2010  in an article entitled "Can US kill American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki? Judge to hear case," that a federal judge is set to hear arguments on Monday in a lawsuit challenging an alleged secret Obama administration plan to use targeted force against the American-born Islamic cleric currently hiding […]

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New video messages from militant cleric, U.S.-born al Qaeda spokesman

CNN reports Sunday October 24, 2010 in an article entitled, "New video message from militant cleric, U.S.-born al Qaeda spokesman," that Yemeni-American Anwar al-Awlaki appeared in a new video message Saturday, saying that Islam is in "severe need for guidance in these dark situations" and that the religion is "exposed to fateful dangers." CNN could […]

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Oct 24th, 2010 al-Awalki

WH: lawsuit for cleric would reveal state secrets

An article published by the Associated Press on Saturday, September 25, 2010, entitled "WH: lawsuit for cleric would reveal state secrets," discusses the Obama administration's invocation of the state secrets privilege which would effectively end a civil lawsuit on behalf of U.S. born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an alleged terrorist believed to be hiding in Yemen. […]

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Sep 25th, 2010 AIII Courts

Yemen Official: No Confirmation Awlaki Is Among Surrounded Militants

ABC News reports on Tuesday evening, September 21, 2010, in an article entitled "Yemen Official: No Confirmation Awlaki is Among Surrounded Militants" that there is no confirmation that American-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is at the location in South Yemen where an extensive military operation continues. Yemeni officials earlier today had believed Awlaki was near […]

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U.S. Debates Response to Targeted Killing Lawsuit

In a New York Times article entitled "U.S. Debates Response to Targeted Killing Lawsuit," published September 15, 2010, the Obama administration is revealed to be divided in its efforts to block a lawsuit over government efforts to kill an American citizen accused of ties to al Qaeda.  The suit, filed in August, seeks an injunction […]

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US eyes terror charges for Yemeni cleric al-Awlaki

In an article entitled "US eyes terror charges for Yemeni cleric al-Awlaki," The Washington Times reports today (9/14/10) that the Obama administration is considering filing the first criminal charges against Anwar al-Awlaki if he should be captured alive in Yemen. Al-Awlaki, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Yemen, has become al Qaeda's leading English-speaking […]

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