Key Plotter in USS Cole Attack Killed in US Drone Strike

US says airstrike targeted militant tied to USS Cole bombing

Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said Friday that a precision airstrike in Yemen's Marib governorate on Tuesday targeted Jamal al-Badawi, one of six al-Qaida operatives convicted of the bombing and a fugitive on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list.

The official word from CENTCOM as of Friday afternoon was that "U.S. forces are still assessing the results of the strike" that targeted al-Badawi.

A United States airstrike in Yemen on New Year's Day reportedly killed the terrorist mastermind believed to have orchestrated the deadly USS Cole bombing eighteen years ago.

The USS Cole, a Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, was preparing to refuel in a Yemeni harbor on October 12, 2000, when a group of small boats from the country's port authority approached to help tie the ship to buoys.

Seventeen American sailors were killed as well as the two perpetrators of the attack that was claimed by Al-Qaeda, in an early success for the terror group and its founder Osama Bin Laden.

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"Jamal al-Badawi was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2003, charged with 50 counts of various terrorism offenses, including murder of USA nationals and murder of US military personnel", the statement said.

Al-Badawi had been held in custody by Yemeni authorities, but escaped in April 2003.

USA forces have repeatedly launched drone and air strikes against Yemen's al-Qaeda branch, known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in eastern and southern provinces.

A U.S. airstrike in Yemen on January 1 reportedly killed a notorious al-Qaeda operative.

There is a $5 million reward for information leading to Badawi's arrest.

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