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America Gets Vengeance for USS Cole Bombing: Official

Seems Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi was killed
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2019 12:26 PM CST

(Newser) – The mastermind behind the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole is apparently dead. A US administration official tells CNN that an American airstrike in Yemen on Tuesday killed al-Qaeda commander Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi, CNN reports. Officially, US Central Command says Al-Badawi was targeted in "precision strike" but "US forces are still assessing the results." The unnamed official says Al-Badawi was hit while driving by himself and no one else was killed. The attack on the USS Cole—triggered by a boat filled with 400 to 700 pounds of explosives, per Newsweek—killed 17 US sailors and wounded another 39 on October 12, 2000. (One Army chief says there's a threat far worse than Islamic terror.)

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