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President Donald Trump validated that a U.S. military strike in Yemen last week killed Jamal al-Badawi, an al-Qaeda operative thought to be included in the fatal 2000 attack on the USS Cole.

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“Our EXCELLENT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and injured in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole,” Trump tweeted.” We have actually just eliminated the leader of that attack, Jamal al-Badawi. Our work versus al Qaeda continues. We will never drop in our battle against Radical Islamic Terrorism!”

The U.S. military later on confirmed what the president tweeted.

“U.S. Central Command has confirmed that Jamal al-Badawi was eliminated in a precision strike in Marib governate, on Jan. 1,” stated Captain Costs Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command.

PHOTO: The port side of the guided missile destroyer USS Cole was damaged after a suspected terrorist bomb exploded during a refueling operation in the port of Aden in Yemen, Oct. 12, 2000.

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“>US Navy/AFP/Getty Images, FILE The port side of the assisted missile destroyer USS Cole was harmed after a thought terrorist bomb exploded during a refueling operation in the port of Aden in Yemen, Oct. 12, 2000. On Friday, Urban had actually stated Central Command was evaluating the results

of the strike after report emerged that al-Badawi had actually been eliminated in the strike.( MORE: Mattis: United States assistance to Saudi union in Yemen not unconditional) Urban described al-Badawi as a” legacy

al-Qaeda operative in Yemen included in the USS Cole bombing.”” U.S. forces confirmed the results of the strike

following a deliberate evaluation process,” said Urban. Al-Badawi had been wanted by the U.S. for his role in the lethal Oct. 12,

2000 boat attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer that eliminated 17 American sailors and hurt 39.( MORE: US Navy takes 1,000 AK-47 rifles from a boat off the coast of Yemen )In

2003, a federal grand jury arraigned him on 50 counts of terrorism offenses consisting of the murder of U.S. residents and military

personnel. The U.S. Rewards for Justice program provided a$ 5 million benefit for details that could cause his arrest. Al-Badawi had actually twice been detained by

Yemeni authorities for his function in the attacks, but left from prison both times. He surrendered in 2007 however was released after

complying in the capture of other al-Qaeda operatives. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri the supposed mastermind of the USS Cole attack is a detainee at

Guantanamo, where he is still associated with the pre-trial process 16 years after his capture.Read the Original Post

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