al Qaeda in Yemen Threatens Attacks on U.S. Over Cleric

anwar al awlaki

Anwar al-Awlaki

Al Qaeda’s regional wing in Yemen has threatened the United States with more attacks should any harm come to a U.S.-born radical cleric wanted dead or alive by Washington, according to an audio tape posted online on Sunday.

U.S. officials said in April President Barack Obama’s administration had authorized operations to capture or kill Anwar al-Awlaki — a leading figure linked to al Qaeda’s Yemen wing, which claimed responsibility for a failed bombing of a Detroit-bound plane in December.

“That was a failure but tell me, what will success be like,” the wing’s leader Nasser al-Wahayshi said in an audio tape which appeared on a website often used by Islamic militants.

“It will inevitably be a disaster for you (Americans), for we are enamored with the attacks of September 11,” he said.

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