Like Father, like son…
The son of slain U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in an airstrike along with six other al-Qaida militants, including the media chief of the terror group’s Yemeni branch, tribal elders said Saturday.
The elders in the southeastern province of Shabwa where the strike took place identified the son as 21-year-old Abdul-Rahman al-Awlaki. There was no official confirmation of his death from Yemeni authorities.
The elders, who spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because they feared reprisals, said that five of al-Awlaki’s clan were among the seven people killed in the missile attack.
The older al-Awlaki, a Muslim preacher and savvy Internet operator who became a powerful al-Qaida recruiting tool, was killed Sept. 30, also in a U.S. drone attack.
Earlier, Yemeni officials said Ibrahim al-Bana, the media chief for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, was among those killed.
A Yemeni official described al-Bana as one of the most dangerous militants on their wanted list.
Damn, looks like the whole family had targets on their back. Hopefully this keeps the U.S. safer and not stir the pot and put us in even MORE danger.