Trump Confirms: USS Cole Mastermind Is Dead

Tweets salute to 'GREAT MILITARY' who took out Jamal al-Badawi in Yemen strike
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2019 10:27 AM CST
This photo provided by the FBI shows Jamal al-Badawi.   (FBI via AP)

(Newser) – President Trump is confirming reports that the US has killed the mastermind behind the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, reports Fox News. "Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole," tweeted the president on Sunday. "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!" American military officials earlier confirmed that a "precision strike" occurred Tuesday in Yemen, notes the BBC, but were assessing the results. Al-Badawi had been indicted in 2003 by a federal grand jury on 50 counts of terrorism. (Read more USS Cole stories.)

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