Anwar al-Awlaki

Anwar al-Awlaki was a U.S.-Yemeni dual citizen and longtime cleric, propagandist, and operative for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). On September 30, 2011, Awlaki was targeted and killed in Yemen in the first U.S. drone strike to deliberately target a U.S. citizen. While he was alive, Awlaki directed a number of terrorist plots against the United States, and disseminated English- and Arabic-language videos, audio recordings, and articles online.

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The blood of martyrs marks the path of victory towards Jerusalem and Palestine. Fear of the occupation and the Americans behind it has disappeared and will not return, Allah willing. We know full well that we have the Islamic nation behind us with the Islamic Republic of Iran at its heart and that it supports us, our resistance, and our people.

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