Nasser al-Awlaki

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'Almost Everything Went Wrong' in First Trump-Era Raid

2 Americans died in mission on Yemen village

(Newser) - The first American military raid of the Trump administration wasn't a complete failure, but "almost everything went wrong," a senior military official tells NBC News . The Sunday raid in Yemen, which the president approved last week, left dozens of people dead , including two Americans: a service member... More »

Why Did America Kill My Teen Grandson?

Nasser al-Awlaki thinks President Obama owes him an explanation

(Newser) - Abdulrahman al-Awlaki was a US citizen. He was also a typical 16-year-old; "he watched The Simpsons, listened to Snoop Dogg, read Harry Potter, and had a Facebook page with many friends," his grandfather, Nasser al-Awlaki writes in a New York Times op-ed. In October 2011 he was killed... More »

Radical Cleric's Dad Sues Over CIA Kill List

Suit challenges CIA's power to assassinate an American citizen

(Newser) - The father of Anwar al-Awlaki, the Muslim cleric linked to multiple terrorist plots , is suing the US government in an effort to get his son off the CIA’s “capture or kill” list. He’s hired the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights to challenge the CIA’s... More »

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