The Double Agent Who Infiltrated Al Qaeda

This is an abridged and translated version of the investigative reporting project that won the European Press Prize in the News Reporting Category last month.

Originally published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, it recounts the extraordinary story of Morten Storm, a former agent of the Danish secret service, and his role in helping the CIA locate the American-born al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed by U.S. drones in Yemen with three other suspected members of al Qaeda in a targeted assassination in September 2011.

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Tags: al qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki, Jyllands-Posten, United States, yemen

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