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Report: U.S. targeted senior al-Qaeda figure al-Awlaki in Yemeni airstrike

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Report: U.S. targeted senior al-Qaeda figure al-Awlaki in Yemeni airstrike

2011-05-07 05:12:09 GMT+7 (ICT)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. drone strike in Yemen on Thursday targeted senior al-Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki but missed its target, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The drone strike happened at around 3.30 a.m. local time in the Nisab District of Shabwah Governorate, located in southern Yemen. Two al-Qaeda mid-level leaders were killed in the strike, the state-run Saba news agency reported on Thursday.

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the strike was aimed at senior al-Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki, but missed its target. The report cited Yemeni and U.S. officials.

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-- © BNO News All rights reserved 2011-05-07

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