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US Admits Killing 4 Citizens in Drone Strikes

That includes al-Awlaki, three others

(Newser) - That the US killed American citizens in drone strikes isn't exactly news, but today marks the first time the White House is officially acknowledging it, reports the Washington Post . One day before President Obama gives a speech related to US drone strategy, attorney general Eric Holder sent a letter... More »

Al-Awlaki's Dad Sues US

Along with mother of another American killed in drone strike

(Newser) - The families of three Americans killed in US drone strikes in Yemen are suing the government, arguing that it had no right to assassinate them without a trial. The wrongful-death suit was filed yesterday by Nasser al-Awlaki, father of Anwar al-Awlaki, and Sarah Khan, mother of Samir Khan, the BBC... More »

Another American Killed in Strike on Anwar al-Awlaki

Editor of 'Inspire' magazine killed as well

(Newser) - Anwar al-Awlaki wasn't the only American jihadist killed in a drone attack today . The airstrike also killed Samir Khan , a 20-something of Pakistani descent from North Carolina, Yemen's Defense Ministry tells the AP . Khan was the creator of "Inspire," al-Qaeda's English-language online magazine . In its... More »

Alleged Jihad Magazine Editor Faces Charges

Grand jury convenes in NC to weigh case against US citizen

(Newser) - A federal grand jury has convened in Charlotte to consider terrorism charges against Samir Khan, the 24-year-old North Carolina man believed to be behind al-Qaeda’s English-language online magazine. Charges being considered include material support to a terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit murder overseas, sources tell NPR . The FBI,... More »

US Citizen May Be Behind Al-Qaeda Magazine

Samir Khan of North Carolina suspected, source says

(Newser) - The man behind al-Qaeda’s new online magazine, Inspire , is likely a US citizen. Authorities suspect 23-year-old North Carolina resident Samir Khan of being the magazine’s “driving force,” a senior law enforcement official tells CNN . Khan, who has long distributed translations of al-Qaeda propaganda on his “... More »

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