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President Trump: Terrorist connected to 'cowardly' USS Cole attack is dead
by Naomi Lim
A notorious al Qaeda terrorist linked to the USS Cole bombing in 2000 was killed in an airstrike last week, President Trump confirmed on Sunday.
"Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole. We have just killed the leader of that attack, Jamal al-Badawi. Our work against al Qaeda continues. We will never stop in our fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism!" Trump tweeted.
The Pentagon said Friday that al-Badawi had been targeted in a precision strike launched this month in Yemen, but it had been unclear whether al-Badawi, one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists, survived the offensive conducted while he was traveling alone.
"We are aware of reports that Jamal al-Badawi was killed in a strike in Yemen,” Capt. Bill Urban, U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in a statement last week.